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INS Tarangini for Lokayan-2015
May 02, 2015

  • INS Tarangini the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy left Kochi on an eight month voyage through Europe to participate in the annual Tall Ship Races and other events organised under the aegis of Sail Training International.

  • In addition to the Tall Ship Races in Europe the ship is also scheduled to participate in first ever race with the newly acquired Oman Navy’s Sail Training Ship Shabab Al Oman, from Muscat in Oman to Kochi in India.

  • This year’s Tall Ship Races will be conducted primarily off the coast of United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands.

  • About 300 Sail ships of various sizes from all over the world are expected to participate in this year’s events.

  • Tarangini forms a part of Class-A Sail Ships, the largest of the sailing fleet.

  • During this voyage, the Indian trainees would also get an opportunity to sail on foreign vessels as part of exchange of trainees.

  • INS Tarangini, a three masted barque built in Goa Shipyard Ltd and commissioned on 11 Nov 1997, is manned by 6 officers, 40 sailors and 30 trainees.

  • The ship during its voyage will visit 17 ports in 14 countries as an embodiment of Indian Navy’s broadening reach for the purpose of securing a safe maritime environment besides being a goodwill ambassador towards enhancing diplomatic relations.

  • During these eight months the ship will travel approximately 17 thousand miles under sails.

  • The theme for Lokayan-15 has thus been chosen as TACKING FOR A BROADER REACH.


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