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Navy's all-woman crew aboard INSV Tarini begins return journey

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An all-women sailing team of the today left for its return journey to India, nearly six months after embarking on a historic voyage to circumnavigate the globe.

This is the first-ever Indian of the globe by an all-women crew, according to the

"Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left today for the final leg of passage to The yacht was flagged off by Ruchira Kamboj," the said in a statement here.

The had arrived at on March 2 after THE completion of the fourth leg of the trip.

The team is being led by by Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.

During their stay at the harbour in Cape Town, the team interacted with students from various institutions, including the

is a 55-foot sailing vessel, which has been built indigenously and inducted into the last year.

had flagged off the vessel for the trip from on September 10.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:30 IST