Panaji, Oct 27 (IEBusiness) Volvo Penta, a leading supplier of engines and complete power solutions for marine and industrial applications, felicitated the all-women naval crew of the expedition ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ here on Friday.
The expedition was the first ever Indian all-women crew to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. The INSV Tarini is powered by a Volvo Penta Engine.
The eight-month voyage led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi was a testament of their sheer determination and courage. The expedition had six legs to it and the INSV Tarini covered 21,000 nautical miles. The crew visited five countries, crossed the Equator twice, sailed across four continents, three oceans and passed south of the three Great Capes Leeuwin, Horn and Good Hope.
Volvo Penta has a long history in the marine world and has accompanied the Volvo Ocean Race several times. With an experience of more than 100 years in marine segment the Volvo Penta D5 marine engine, powering the INSV Tarini, was the right choice – 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 four cylinder configuration. During the felicitation ceremony, Miron Thoms, Vice President and Head of Volvo Penta India, said, “We are elated to be associated with this expedition. To power such an outstanding endeavour, we ensure that our engines are of superior quality and follow global marine safety standards. 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.”
Kamal Bali, President and Managing Director, Volvo Group India, said, “The Volvo Group along with the rest of India is extremely proud of the crew and what they have achieved through this historic and momentous voyage. The courage, determination and passion that the women sailors have displayed has the potential to light up a million dreams across India. At Volvo, we are really proud to have been able to play a role in this journey. We are pleased to spread the news, including within our own Group – where women, diversity and inclusiveness are among the cornerstones of us being competitive in our own arena. Such events empower our cause even more.”