MV Asphalt Venture

  • 7 sailors held in captive by pirates seek help from govt October 6, 2012

    Taken hostage by Somali pirates two years ago, the sailors have now sent a message to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh via YouTube saying they are unwell and desperate to return home. Their families too are crying out for help. ...
  • 7 Indian sailors held captive by pirates seek help October 6, 2012

    Mumbai: A dramatic new video that captures the plight of seven Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates has surfaced. After two years in captivity, seven Indian sailors continue to remain in captivity onboard merchant vessel MV Asphalt Venture. The sailors have issued a desperate appeal to the Indian government through...
  • Kerala: Long wait for justice for sailors' families March 26, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The families of seven Indian sailors, on board 'MV Asphalt Venture' that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010, are wondering why the Indian government is taking so long to secure the release of the sailors. Some of them are to accompany Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy when he...
  • International meet to tackle piracy issue April 17, 2011

    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 Dubai...