Asphalt Venture

  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity 18-03-2013 10:05 PM

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...
  • Freed captain prays for 7 sailors' release 06-05-2011 10:48 PM

    Mumbai: It's an emotional homecoming for Ramesh Singh the Captain of merchant ship, Asphalt Venture after seven-month long ordeal in Somalia. In an e-mail interview to CNN-IBN Captain Ramesh Singh recounts the trauma of leaving his colleagues behind and has urged the government to save their colleagues' lives. "...we were...
  • Captive sailor's family requests PM to intervene 01-05-2011 10:20 AM

    Mumbai: The son of the Chief Engineer of the captive ship under Somali pirates Kapil Grewal, has lashed out at the government and demanded immediate intervention from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Captive sailor Bahadur Singh's son, Kapil Grewal, said "Mr Manmohan Singh is the leader of one of the most...
  • Pirates asked to honour code, release sailors 18-04-2011 07:37 AM

    Mumbai: The seven Indian sailors of Asphalt Venture continue to be in captivity of the Somali pirates. This in spite of a ransom payment made by the ship owner, who appealed to the pirates to honour the agreement. The Asphalt Venture release drama could mark an unprecedented shift in ship...
  • International meet to tackle piracy issue 17-04-2011 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: There has been no breakthrough so far to free the seven Indian sailors held hostage on MV Asphalt Venture. After the UN security council's resolution on piracy, more global efforts are on to tackle the piracy menace. Govt and business leaders from over 50 countries are meeting in...
  • Somali pirates keep Indian hostages after ransom 16-04-2011 07:37 AM

    Mogadishu: In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages. A pirate told The Associated Press that the Indian crew members' hostage...
  • Account of misdeeds by Somali pirates 16-02-2011 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: Somalia has not had a functioning government in two decades, and piracy has flourished off its coast. The elusive robbers of the high seas have greatly expanded the areas where they operate in the recent years and Indian sailors are facing the crisis with very little or simply...