SAILORS

  • South Korea ferry tragedy: Captain gets 36 years in prison for death of 300 people November 11, 2014

    Seoul: A South Korean court on Tuesday handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people. The chief engineer got 30 years, and 13 other crew members were...
  • Indian sailor goes missing in a bid to save mother, child October 3, 2014

    Ernakulam: A sailor of the Indian Navy on Friday went missing in the waters while trying to rescue a woman who had jumped into the Ernakulam Channel from a bridge with her six-month-old child. While the woman is under treatment in hospital, the child was declared dead on arrival, a Defence...
  • Sailor dies onboard 'INS Kalinga' under suspicious state July 21, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A 25yearold sailor died on vessel 'INS Kalinga' with Navy on Monday claiming that the death was caused by a bullet injury sustained while handling firearms even as police suspected it to be a case of suicide. The deceased, identified only as Virender, sustained a bullet injury while handling firearms...
  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies March 18, 2014

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell, told...
  • Two Navy officers missing after INS Sindhuratna mishap declared dead February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In more bad news for the Navy, two of its sailors who had gone missing after the mishap involving INS Sindhuratna, have been declared dead. The Navy said the two officers - Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal from Delhi and Lieutenant Manoranjan Kumar from Jamshedpur - were trapped for...
  • Meet Eagle Dad whose 6yearold son has piloted a plane February 18, 2014

    A Chinese man called Eagle Dad is pushing his young son to the extreme to toughen him up. The 6yearold boy has already piloted a plane, became the world's youngest sailor and is achieving much more. ...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors February 13, 2014

    Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today reserved its orders on the appeal for bail filed by the 12 Indian sailors, arrested along with other crew members of US ship Seaman Ohio on the charge of illegally carrying weapons in Indian waters. Justice Aruna Jagadeesan reserved the orders without specifying...
  • 12 Indian sailors missing as ship sinks off Yemen coast February 2, 2014

    Aden: A total of 12 Indian sailors have been missing since their cargo ship sank off the coast of Yemen's Hadramout province, authorities said on Saturday. The cargo ship, registered in Hadramout, sank off the coastal City of Shehr, leaving 12 Indian sailors missing, Xinhua quoted Yemen's centre of security media...
  • Indian sailor Captain Sunil James, freed from Togo, reaches home December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian sailor Captain Sunil James reached his home in Mumbai on Friday after landing in Delhi on Friday morning. This comes after he was released from Togo jail on Thursday. He will be performing the last rites of his 11monthyear old son who died early in December and...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US December 19, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. "The Devyani case is unwanted. The first thing I want to do is to protect my...
  • Finally, my son will be able to meet his father: Sunil James's wife December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian sailor Captain Sunil James who was lodged in a jail in Togo was released early on Thursday morning. The Ministry of External Affairs in India confirmed that James has been released from detention and will leave for home later in the day. The news has brought some...
  • Happy Sunil will come home, says Indian sailor's mother December 19, 2013

    Indian sailor Captain Sunil James who was lodged in a jail in Togo was released early on Thursday morning. The Ministry of External Affairs in India confirmed that James has been released from detention and will leave for home later in the day. James and his crew of MT Centurion...
  • We can now grieve the loss of our son, says wife of Sunil James December 19, 2013

    In an early morning development, Indian sailor Sunil James was released by Togo authorities on Thursday. Confirming the news of his release, the Ministry of External Affairs said that he will be brought back to India later in the day or early on Friday morning. The news has brought some...
  • How Indian sailor Captain Sunil James ended up in a Togo prison December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Captain Sunil James, who has hit the headlines across India, is a 31yearold merchant navy captain. Mumbai based Sunil was the captain of an oil tanker, Ocean Centurion. Sunil James was attacked by pirates off the African coast on July 16 and the ship had been languishing for...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 10, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Jailed sailor's family meets PM, appeals for his return from Togo December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been eight days since the body of her 11monthold son has been kept in the morgue in the hope that her husband Captain Sunil James gets back to see him for one last time and perform his last rites. Aditi James, wife of the Captain...
  • News 360: Captain James' wife asks PM to bring him back December 10, 2013

    It has been eight days since the body of her 11yearold son has been kept in the morgue in the hope that her husband Captain Sunil James gets back to see him for one last time and perform his last rites. ...
  • Indian sailor's family hopeful of his release from Togo prison December 10, 2013

    The family of jailed Indian sailor Captain Sunil James has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and appealed for help in securing his release from a Togo prison for him to attend his son's funeral. The family says it is hopeful that James will be released with the government's help. ...
  • Jailed sailor's family meets PM December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Jailed India sailor Sunil James's family met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday seeking India's intervention in getting him released from a Togo jail. A Togo court is to decide on his release so he can come home for his child's cremation. The family of jailed Indian sailor Captain...
  • Nine Indian sailors rescued near Yemeni coast: report September 30, 2013

    Dubai: Nine Indian sailors, who were rescued from an illfated 'dhow' that sank nearly 90 nautical miles southeast of Al Mukalla coast in Yemen, have safely reached Oman, according to a report. Tajudin Baba, a traditional Arabian vessel or 'dhow', carrying cargo to Somalia, capsized between the UAE and Oman last...
  • Bodies of six INS Sindhurakshak sailors to be sent home for last rites August 31, 2013

    The identified bodies of six crew members, who died in the August 14 INS Sindhurakshak submarine disaster, will be flown to their respective hometowns from in Mumbai on Saturday for last rites, naval officials said. "Arrangements have been made to take the bodies to their respective places, where last rites will...
  • Navy divers recover sixth body from INS Sindhurakshak, hunt on for others August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the sixth body from the mangled remains of submarine INS Sindhurakshak on late Saturday night while hopes over the survival of remaining 12 are very dim. The bodies are badly charred and are unidentifiable and have, therefore, been sent to the naval hospital for DNA...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Blood samples of relatives being collected August 18, 2013

    The Navy medical authorities have started collecting blood samples of family members of the 18 personnel who were on board INS Sindhurakshak for DNA identification. The blood samples would be needed for DNA profiling of the incinerated bodies of the victims, to establish the identities. Earlier on Saturday, autopsy of the...
  • Navy divers open second hatch, search for missing sailors continue August 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Navy divers have found five bodies from the mangled remains of the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. As rescue operations continue, Russia has defended the submarine saying they don't see any technical failure as the likely cause behind the incident. Russia has also offered help in the probe. Of the five bodies...
  • No contact with 18 trapped sailors of INS Sindhurakshak yet: Navy August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Navy on Thursday said they have not yet recovered or sighted any of the 18 sailors trapped in INS Sindhurakshak. Navy divers had entered INS Sindurakshak late Wednesday evening and efforts continued round the clock to ascertain the status of the trapped personnel who were inside the submarine...
  • PM expresses anguish over losing contact with submarine INS Sindhurakshak August 15, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday expressed anguish over the loss of Navy's frontline submarine INS Sindhurakshak in an accident in Mumbai in which 18 soldiers are feared to have lost their lives. "We are deeply pained that we lost the submarine, INS Sindurakshak in an accident on Wednesday. Eighteen brave...
  • News 360: DMK may pull out of UPA after talks on SL issue fail, say sources March 18, 2013

    The talks between Congress leaders and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday evening on the Sri Lankan issue failed to achieve a breakthrough. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity March 18, 2013

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...