Indian Navy Launches Sail Training Ship

27 January 2011 (Last Updated January 27th, 2011 18:30)

The Indian Navy has launched a second sail training ship, INS Sudarshini, at Goa Shipyard, India. INS Sudarshini is a steel-hulled, round-bilged, three-masted sailing ship with 18 sails with a sail area of 1,035m² with a high-endurance capability. The vessel can accommodate

The Indian Navy has launched a second sail training ship, INS Sudarshini, at Goa Shipyard, India.

INS Sudarshini is a steel-hulled, round-bilged, three-masted sailing ship with 18 sails with a sail area of 1,035m² with a high-endurance capability.

The vessel can accommodate a crew of 60 and can be deployed at sea continuously for at least 20 days under sail or propulsion power.

Sail training ships are used as character building platforms by navies to build basic seamanship.