Merchant Ships

  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • 33 crew members of US ship MV Seaman questioned by Tuticorin police October 18, 2013

    Chennai: The Tuticorin police is questioning 33 crew members of the US merchant ship MV Seaman that was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard on October 12 following which it was detained off the coast of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, consular access has been given to 6 UK nationals who are...
  • FIR registered against US merchant ship MV Seaman under Arms Act October 14, 2013

    Chennai: Two days after the Indian Coast Guard intercepted an American merchant ship carrying arms off the coast of Tamil Nadu, an FIR under the Arms act has been registered. The case will now be transferred to the Tuticorin Marine Police who will question the crew. Authorities have refused to...
  • Efforts on to free captain of Indian ship, two crew members detained in Togo September 4, 2013

    Efforts are on to free the captain of an Indian merchant tanker, MT Ocean Centurion, detained along with two other crew members in a Togo prison in West Africa, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "Captain Sunil James of the Indian merchant ship MV Ocean Centurion along with two...
  • Indian commandos to secure merchant vessels September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)...
  • Fire breaks out in merchant ship off Mumbai coast September 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a merchant vessel on Sunday afternoon off the Mumbai coast. The ship, MV Amsterdam Bridge, was going to Colombo from Mumbai and was allegedly carrying hazardous cargo. Two Coast Guard ships, ICGS Samudra Prahari and ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chouhan have been sent to the spot...
  • Iran parliamentarians call for nuclear ships July 16, 2012

    Tehran: An Iranian semiofficial news agency says a parliamentary committee has approved a bill requiring the government to design nuclearpowered merchant ships and provide them with nuclear fuel. Iran says it is designing a nuclear submarine. But nuclearpowered ships other than warships are rare and the International Atomic Energy Agency has...
  • Treasure hunter says he found $3bn WWII wreck February 2, 2012

    Portland, Maine: A treasure hunter said on Wednesday that he has located the wreck of a British merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German Uboat off Cape Cod during World War II while carrying what he claims was a load of platinum bars now worth more than $3 billion. If...
  • Return captured pirates: Somalia to India February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Somali Government has asked India to return the 43 pirates who were arrested off the Lakshwadeep coast in two separate operations recently, so that they can be put on trial in their country, police said. Somalia's demand came in response to an Indian request for an interpreter...
  • Pirates ask $20,000 to free Indian ship April 5, 2007

    Nairobi: Somali pirates are demanding $20,000 for the return of an Indian-flagged merchant ship and its crew, officials said on Thursday. The pirates, armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, seized the MV Nimatullah and its 14-member crew off the coast of Mogadishu on early Monday. The pirates had originally demanded $40,000,...
  • Pirates seize ship with Indian crew April 4, 2007

    London: Pirates have hijacked a merchant ship in Somali waters and demanded a ransom for it, the second such seizure off the anarchic nation's coast in five weeks. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Tuesday that pirates seized the ship and its crew close to Mogadishu late on Monday. Director of...