Indian Sailors

  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors 13-02-2014 08:04 PM

    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...
  • 12 Indian sailors missing as ship sinks off Yemen coast 02-02-2014 10:02 AM

    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...
  • Indian sailor Captain Sunil James, freed from Togo, reaches home 20-12-2013 09:42 AM

    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...
  • Finally, my son will be able to meet his father: Sunil James's wife 19-12-2013 07:22 PM

    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...
  • How Indian sailor Captain Sunil James ended up in a Togo prison 19-12-2013 11:52 AM

    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...
  • Somali pirates release MV Sinim 13-08-2011 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Somali pirates released another hijacked ship on Saturday. MV Sinim had nine Indian sailors on board. The ship was hijacked in February 2011. MV Sinim was on its journey from Singapore to UAE when hijacked by the Somali pirates. The ship will now head to Colombo. MV Sinim...
  • Bad weather delays homecoming of MV Suez sailors 21-06-2011 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Bad weather has further delayed the homecoming of the Indian sailors of MV Suez as PNS Babur, carrying the sailors, will now reach Karachi only on June 23. The nightmarish journey continues for the sailors of Egyptian merchant vessel MV Suez even after a week of their release...
  • Krishna criticises Pak over naval manoeuvres 20-06-2011 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the foreign secretary level meeting on Thursday, Union Minister of External Affairs SM Krishna on Monday criticised Pakistan over the issue of Pakistani and Indian naval warships allegedly resorting to 'risky' and 'dangerous' manoeuvres after hijacked MV Suez was freed by Somali pirates. "We have already...
  • 39 Indians still held hostage by Somalian pirates 19-06-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: As many as 39 Indians are still under captivity of the Somalian pirates even after six Indians on board the MV Suez ship were released by them. Somalian piracy is a global challenge and menace, which requires a well coordinated response by the international community, government sources said,...
  • MV Suez crew members may reach home by June 20 17-06-2011 03:33 PM

    Islamabad: Six Indians and 16 other crew members of an Egyptian-owned merchant vessel, recently freed by Somali pirates following 10 months in captivity, are expected to reach their home countries by June 20, Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney said on Friday. The ship MV Suez is currently on its way...
  • Somali pirates release MV Suez, 6 Indians freed 13-06-2011 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: Somali pirates on Monday released MV Suez after almost 10 months of hijacking the vessel and all members on board. Twenty two hostages, including six Indians and four Pakistani sailor, have been released. The Indian Navy is said to be coordinating for the safe escort of MV Suez....
  • Freed captain prays for 7 sailors' release 06-05-2011 10:48 PM

    Mumbai: It's an emotional homecoming for Ramesh Singh the Captain of merchant ship, Asphalt Venture after seven-month long ordeal in Somalia. In an e-mail interview to CNN-IBN Captain Ramesh Singh recounts the trauma of leaving his colleagues behind and has urged the government to save their colleagues' lives. "...we were...
  • Navy warship heads to Somalia to free sailors 19-04-2011 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: Hopes rise for the families of seven Indian sailors, held hostage by pirates for the past one year. The Indian Navy has sent a naval warship to the Gulf of Aden near the Somali coast to secure their release and protect the hijacked vessel the MV Asphalt Venture...
  • Hostage sailors' families to take fight forward 16-04-2011 11:16 AM

    Jammu: Its been over nine months of tireless battle and despair for the families of men held captive by Somali pirates. Disappointed by the government's response, they say families in both India and Pakistan will come together and fight it out. Khushal Khajuria made a promise to his brother to...
  • Freed Indian sailors of Rak Afrikana return home 16-03-2011 08:19 PM

    Mumbai: Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 on board the merchant vessel Rak Afrikana on Wednesday landed in New Delhi and Mumbai to an emotional welcome. The pirates released the ship and the crew last week, though a Tanzanian crew member died in captivity....
  • India tweaks navy's rules for combating pirates 11-03-2011 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, on Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of engagement against pirates in the Indian Ocean, widening the scope of its offensive operations but within the framework of international laws of the...
  • Rescuing abducted sailors not on Govt's radar 10-03-2011 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Government is not negotiating with Somali pirates who have abducted several Indian sailors. The Indian Navy, too, will not take offensive action against them even though a warship has been deployed on patrol duty in the Gulf of Aden. Defence Minister AK Antony has ruled out...
  • Abducted sailors' families seek PM help 10-03-2011 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: For the families of the crew on-board the MV Suez, the bus journey from Rohtak to Delhi has become a regular affair. Six Indians are being held hostage by Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden. Their families have been doing the rounds of government offices hoping to...
  • Sailors' families lose hope as deadline expires 10-03-2011 07:16 AM

    New Delhi: As the deadline to pay the ransom expired on Wednesday, the fate of six Indian sailors onboard MV Suez, captured by Somali pirates remains uncertain. With their pleas to the Government fallen on deaf ears so far, the families of the captive sailors are losing hope. After getting...
  • Deadline to free 6 captive sailors ends today 09-03-2011 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: The seven-day deadline set by Somali pirates to free six Indian sailors for ransom ends on Wednesday. In Lok Sabha, the Opposition has staged a walk-out demanding immediate Government intervention for the release of the six indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for the past seven months....
  • Families of sailors slam Govt for inaction 02-03-2011 11:00 PM

    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 one-week deadline set by the pirates draws closer. Many others who have run from pillar to post trying...
  • Deadline nears, sailors' families cry for help 02-03-2011 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Families of six Indians onboard the MV Suez taken hostage by Somali pirates get desperate as the reported one-week deadline to secure their release draws closer. The family members of the hostages will meet the shipping minister G K Vasan on Thursday and urge him to expedite the...
  • Captive sailors: UN watchdog calls for action 16-02-2011 09:06 PM

    Mumbai: Angry and distressed families of Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for almost a year demanded Government intervention after CNN-IBN established connection with the sailors in captivity. Following is the conversation between the hostage sailors and CNN-IBN: Shoaib Ahmed: Dhiraj where are you? Dhiraj Tiwari: In Somalia, anchored...
  • Govt remains apathetic to captive Indian sailors 15-02-2011 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: These are dangerous times for Indian sailors. 27 of them are presently held hostage by Somali pirates with not much help being offered by the authorities. In the case of six sailors taken hostage last March when their vessel MV Iceberg was hijacked, it is now one year...