A naval crew on the expedition ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ made history this October as the first ever Indian all-women crew to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Their boat, INSV Tarini, was powered by a Volvo Penta D5 engine.
This 8-month voyage, led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, was a testament of their sheer determination and courage. The expedition had 6 legs to it and the INSV Tarini covered 21,000 nautical miles. The crew visited 5 countries, crossed the Equator twice, sailed across 4 continents, 3 oceans and passed south of the 3 Great Capes Leeuwin, Horn and Good Hope. And Volvo Penta accompanied them every step of the way.
Volvo Penta has a long history in the marine world and has supported the Volvo Ocean Race six times. With an experience of more than 100 years in the marine sector the Volvo Penta D5 marine engine was the right choice for the INSV Tarini – offering the best performance whether it be in routine or critical moments. The Volvo Penta D5 engine has a displacement of 4.8-liters and in-line 4-cylinder configuration.
“To power such an outstanding endeavor, we ensure that our engines are of superior quality and follow global marine safety standards”, says Miron Thoms, Vice President & Head of Volvo Penta India. “As an environmentally conscious organization, we not only have fuel efficient products, but also promote the cleaning of our oceans. We hope to continue this association and lend our expertise to such exciting expeditions in the future.”
“The Volvo Group is honored to have supported such historic & momentous voyage,” says Kamal Bali, President & MD, Volvo Group India. “The courage, determination & passion that these women have displayed has the potential to light up a million dreams across India.”