Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Lt. Cmdr Abhilash Tomy circumnavigates the globe unassisted and solo ..

Lt. Commander Abhilash Tomy, the first Indian to do a solo around the world in a sail boat, INS Mhadei, without any engine, not touching any port, in 150 days, covering 40,000 kms and battling 10 m high waves and 100 kmph wind .. ( another Malayali success story ..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0al54WRN2Y  - being received by the President of India at Gateway of India ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiNYNpZI6Ok  - his ordeals and route ..  NDTV interview ..

President of India, Governor of Maharashtra and the Naval Chief receiving him in Mumbai after the 150 day trip .. The plans of the Indian navy in training and equipping its personnel in long transcontinental solo sailings unassisted, are thus bearing fruits ..

With the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces ..

150 days since he last washed those jeans  ?? Originally from Alleppey ( from Anand, Mohan, Dinesh' land, now settled near to chapo in Thripoonithura..)

ge.. ( I was surprised to get comments from Abhilash himself on his jeans !!) check the comments ..


  1. Yes, 150 days since I washed those Jeans!

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    2. dear Tomy,

      Good that you have got the keerthichakra medal from the President. Keep up the good work.


  2. I appreciate your guts and courage.. Hearty Congratulations .. It would have been better if that jeans was preserved as memento for your 150 day journey !! :-)


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