An Indian Navy sailing team is out to make history as the first-ever voyage by an all-woman crew to circumnavigate the globe. Six women officers from the Indian Navy have been navigating choppy ocean waters since they were flagged off by Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman from Goa in September last year. They are on a mission to make history as the first-ever voyage by an all-woman crew to circumnavigate the globe and recently departed from Port Stanley, the capital of Falkland Islands - a British Overseas Territory. INSV Tarini had entered the port after covering approximately 15,000 nautical miles since setting off from India, crossing the Equator, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. The vessel is captained by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, with her crew comprising Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and P. Swathi, and Lieutenants S. Vijaya Devi, B. Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. “It is always a surprise when nature catches you unaware just when you are lost into its mesmerising beauty, such as our awe when we witnessed the Auroras - the southern lights... only a lucky few get to witness this at sea,” said Lt. Aishwarya, who has been cataloguing the group's experiences.