INS Tarangini Sets Sail With Sapa Profiles UK
INS Taragini is an Indian Navy Training tall ship that was first commissioned in 1997 for naval cadets, the only training ship of its kind in the Indian Navy. Today, the ship is having a major refit including replacing three masts and all the rigging.
Having completed two circumnavigations of the globe and numerous other voyages, the ship has sailed approximately 100,000 nautical miles. The Tarangini is a three-masted barque similar to the ‘Lord Nelson’, designed by the British naval architect Colin Mudie, and constructed in Goa. As part of the refit, masts, yards, gaffs, boom and rigging will all be replaced.
Sapa Profiles UK has worked with Altantic Spars & Rigging to supply the alloy tracks that are used to attach the yards and gaffs to the alloy masts. Fabrication of the masts and spars has taken a team of three 10 months to complete, and will be finished after a further month in India for final assembly.
Sapa and Atlantic Spars & Rigging have worked together in the past on projects such as Challenge Round The World Yacht Race and also twelve new yachts for the Clipper Round The World Fleet.
Charlie Hutton, Projects Manager for Atlantic Spars comments ‘The most important factor of our relationship with Sapa is their reliability; every project that we have worked on with Sapa has been stress-free thanks to the clear communications of their staff and accurate delivery dates of the profiles’.