MV Iceberg

  • Father of sailor taken hostage on MV Iceberg 1 narrates his plight March 18, 2013

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. Meanwhile, Puroshottam Tiwari, father of Dheeraj Tiwari who is still hostage on MV Iceberg 1, spoke to CNN-IBN about his plight. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Wait continues for family of one Indian sailor December 31, 2012

    Purushottam Tiwari, the father of Indian sailor Dheeraj Tiwari, talks about the plight of his family as his son is still missing. ...
  • Five MV Iceberg sailors return home, wait for one continues December 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Five sailors of the longest held ship by Somali pirates for 33 months, MV Iceberg, have finally returned to their families. But the wait continues for Dheeraj Tiwari's family. As hope started fading, suddenly came miraculous rescue and an emotional homecoming for five of the six Indian sailors taken hostage...
  • MV Iceberg sailor Dhiraj Tiwari's family awaits his release December 30, 2012

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. However, one sailor Dhiraj Tiwari has still not been freed. ...
  • Indian government helped us: Freed MV Iceberg sailors December 30, 2012

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Freed Indian sailors return home December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: After nearly 32 months of being held captive on board the cargo ship MV Iceberg, five Indians sailors released by Somali pirates returned home on Saturday. Among those who were released due to India's efforts were two Pakistani sailors who were dropped off the Oman coast. The rescued sailors...
  • Freed MV Iceberg sailors to reach India today December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Six Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates after more than two and a half years of captivity are to reach India on Saturday evening. According to official sources Friday, the six Indians were among 22 sailors on board cargo ship MV Iceberg, which was freed by the pirates just...
  • Photos of sailors rescued from Somali pirates released December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has released pictures of the MV Iceberg sailors, who were held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates, after the cargo ship was rescued last week. The pictures show six sailors from India along with sailors from other countries including Pakistan. Official sources have said the Indian...
  • Somali pirates release MV Iceberg, 6 Indian hostages December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: After nearly 32 months, Somali pirates on Sunday released MV Iceberg along with six Indian sailors who were on board. This comes 11 months after 17 Indian sailors were freed on January 10, 2012 by Somali pirates. The number of hijackings has significantly reduced in the last few months. Taken...
  • Liberian vessel hijacked, 11 Indians on board May 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Suspected Somali pirates have struck again. Liberian oil tanker MT Smymi has been hijacked by the suspected pirates off the coast of Oman. Eleven Indians were among the crew members being held captive. The oil tanker was a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) and was carrying 1,35,000 tonnes of oil....
  • MV Iceberg: 2 years on, Govt yet to take action March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been exactly two years since the day the MV IcebergI was hijacked and its crew were taken hostage. The hapless parents of Dhiraj Tiwari, one of the six Indian sailors taken hostage aboard MV IcebergI, say they have met almost all the powersthatbe over the issue...
  • Govt not helping us: MV Iceberg sailors' parents January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been almost two years since sailors on board the MV Iceberg were taken hostage by Somali pirates. The parents of the six Indian sailors on board have said the government hasn't done much to bring their children back home. Speaking to CNNIBN, the parents of the...
  • MV Iceberg hostages' parents criticise govt for inaction January 11, 2012

    Even as 17 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates are reunited with their families there are many still held hostage. ...
  • MV Iceberg: 30 sailors still held in captivity January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as 17 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates are reunited with their families, there are many others still held hostage. Parents of the Indian sailors on board the MV Iceberg are running from pillar to post in the capital to get their children back to safety. Rahul Puranik,...
  • It was a horrible experience: MV Iceberg sailor January 10, 2012

    Parents of the Indian sailors on board the MV Iceberg are running from pillar to post to get their children back to safety. ...
  • Freed MT Savina Caylyn sailors return home January 10, 2012

    Mumbai: There was great relief at last for 17 Indian sailors, who shared an emotional homecoming. The sailors from merchant tanker MT Savina Caylyn were freed by Somali pirates in December last year after the ship owner paid a multimillion dollar ransom. The 17 sailors were taken into captivity ...
  • MV Iceberg: Ship ownerpirates negotiations fail January 5, 2012

    Mumbai: The agony continues for families of the six Indians held hostage by Somali pirates for two years now. Negotiations between the owner of MV Iceberg and the pirates have failed. Government sources have told CNNIBN that they are not only considering to facilitate a meeting of the families with the...
  • MV Iceberg: ship ownerpirates negotiations fail January 5, 2012

    Mumbai: The families of MV Iceberg hostages have said that they want to meet the ship owner and the government is considering facilitating a meeting with the Dubaibased owner. The negotiations between the ship owner and pirates have failed. Six Indian hostages have been in the pirates' captivity for almost two...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney September 27, 2011

    Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney met the families of the six sailors held captive for over 18 months on MV Iceberg by Somali pirates on Monday to offer his support. ...
  • MV Iceberg sailors' families still waiting June 25, 2011

    Mumbai: While families of the six MV Suez sailors celebrated on Friday on their return, 39 other families have been waiting for news of their loved ones, who are still in captivity of Somali pirates. Two families watching the homecoming of sailors from the MV Suez hoped such a happy...
  • MV Iceberg 1 hostage makes SOS call April 21, 2011

    An Indian hostage of MV Iceberg 1, Dhiraj Tiwari, made a SOS call reaching out for help. He relives the horrible year he and other hostages have gone through. ...
  • Pirates asked to honour code, release sailors April 18, 2011

    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...
  • Helpless against pirates, sailor's family speak up March 9, 2011

    Relatives of sailors held hostage on the MV Iceberg protested near Parliament. ...
  • Should India invoke the right of hot pursuit against Somali pirates? March 2, 2011

    CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai asks experts what can be done to free the sailors. ...
  • Whose responsibility is it to free sailors? March 2, 2011

    Experts, sailors' relatives debate if it is Government's responsibility or ship owners'. ...
  • Families of sailors slam Govt for inaction March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Some family members of the six Indians, held hostage by Somali pirates, have protested in the capital demanding the Ministry of External Affair's intervention to ensure their release, as the oneweek deadline set by the pirates draws closer. Many others who have run from pillar to post trying to...
  • Somalia: captive Indian sailors cry for Govt help February 15, 2011

    Mumbai: It has been nearly a year that six Indian sailors on the ship MV Iceberg were taken as hostage by Somali pirates but the government has not come to their rescue. CNN IBNs Shoaib Ahmed managed to speak to the sailors of the ship MV Iceberg which was taken over...
  • Govt not helping us: hijacked Indian in Somalia February 15, 2011

    Mumbai: The six Indian sailors of the ship MV Iceberg1 who were hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a year ago seem to have been forgotten by their employers and the Indian government. MV IcebergI was hijacked on March 29, 2010 by Somali pirates. The hijacked sailor told CNNIBN that one...