Indian Sailors

  • 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 11-month-year 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against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn.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 31-year-old 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 28 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Twenty eight Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been released. The sailors were on board two ships Merchant Tanker Royal Grace and Merchant Tanker Smyrni and 17 were on board the MT Royal Grace and 11 were on board the MT Smyrni. The Indian sailors have been released...
  • Pirates free 2 Indian sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Six foreign sailors, including two Indians, kidnapped from an oil service ship off Nigeria were released unharmed by pirates. The sailors had been kidnapped 40 nautical miles away from Nigeria earlier in February. Although the pirates had initially demanded a ransom of $ 1.3 million, they finally agreed to...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pirate problem a scourge that needs to be fought: SM Krishna October 2, 2012

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Krishna spoke about the steps underway to tackle piracy and bring our captive sailors back. "Piracy is a scrouge that needs to be fought with the cooperation of other countries. Families...
  • Has Govt forgotten about the sailors held hostage by pirates? October 1, 2012

    For over two years, 57-year-old TB Unnikrishan has been among the seven Indian sailors held by Somalian pirates. On September 28, 2010, their ship, Asphalt Venture, was hijacked while sailing from Kenya to Durban. ...
  • Nigeria: Ship with 23 Indians on board rescued September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Nigerian Navy fought off pirates who had hijacked an oil ship off the coast off Lagos. Twenty-three Indian sailors and other crew members have been released safely. The Singapore owned vessel was headed to the US when armed pirates came on board. The ship's crew managed to send...
  • Nigeria: Hijacked ship with Indians aboard freed September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The oil vessel hijacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast was set free by the Nigerian Navy on Wednesday evening. All the crew members including 22 Indian sailors are safe and have been taken to a safe port. MT Abu Dhabi Star was hijacked around 14 nautical miles from...
  • Nigeria: Pirates hijack ship with Indians aboard September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board in the waters near Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, the navy and a security company said on Wednesday. The vessel, called the Abu Dhabi Star, was seized on Tuesday night, around 14 nautical miles from the entrance...
  • Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to rescue them and to fight piracy, even as its President Abdirahman Mohammed Mohamud Farole is in India to work out a naval capacity building...
  • 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....
  • Is govt indifferent to the plight of sailors held hostage? April 9, 2012

    The Somali pirates have hijacked a merchant oil tanker, MT Royal Grace, with 17 Indians on board. ...
  • Pirates strike again, govt remains helpless April 9, 2012

    Mumbai: There seems to be no end to the plight of Indian sailors. In the latest case, the Somali pirates have hijacked a Nigeria-bound vessel with 17 Indians among the 22 taken hostage. The incident took place on March 2. The families of the sailors have not been able to establish...
  • Pirates hijack vessel with 17 Indians on board April 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Somalian pirates have hijacked a Dubai-owned Nigeria-bound vessel and taken 22 crew members including 17 Indians hostage. The MT Royal Grace, a chemical tanker was hijacked on March 2 after it set off from a Sharjah port for Nigeria. Three Nigerians, one Pakistani and a Bangladeshi are also on board the...