Selected Quotes from
THE NAVHIND TIMES, Panahji, Tuesday, February 17, 1998, Vol. XXXV, No. 356
PANAJI, Feb. 16 - "The International Year of the Ocean (1998) flag for the Indoex Cruise was handed over to the captain of ORV Sagar Kanya Capt. Sree Kumar by Dr. A. E. Muthunayagam, Union secretary to the department of ocean development (DOD), at a function organised by the DOD, New Delhi, and Antarctic Study Centre (ASC) Vasco, at Mormugao harbour today.
"The state Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Mauvin Godinho, was present at the function."
"...the DOD and the government departments at Centre, have drawn up a series of activities for the celebration of International Year of the Ocean. One such major event is to organise circumnavigation of global waters by Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO."
"India is therefore launching the circumnavigation cruise in the India Ocean through the research vessel, Sagar Kanya of DOD. The vessel will undertake a cruise from Mormugao to Port Louis for 47 days and carry the flag of International Year of the Ocean."