Prelims 1008

The Drake Passage’ which was in news recently, is a water body located between which place?
A.
Cape Horn, South America and South Shetland Islands.
B.
Cape Leeuwin , Australia and St Alouran Islands.
C.
Good of Hope cape, South Africa and Dias islands.
D.
Cape Hatteras, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explanation :
The Drake Passage is a water body between South America’s Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of AntarcticA.
• It connects the south-western part of the Atlantic Ocean (Scotia Sea) with the south-eastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean.
• It was in news recently when the Indian Navy’s first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage.
• Marking this achievement for India, all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini hoisted the Indian flag as they crossed Cape Horn.
• The expedition is being covered in five legs, with stop-overs at four ports: Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands and Cape Town in South AfricA.

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