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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-12-2013 11:28 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US 19-12-2013 08:52 PM

    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against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn.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 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...
  • Happy Sunil will come home, says Indian sailor's mother 19-12-2013 05:15 PM

    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 19-12-2013 12:50 PM

    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 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...
  • Indian sailor's family hopeful of his release from Togo prison 10-12-2013 03:05 PM

    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 18-03-2013 10:35 PM

    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 18-03-2013 10:13 PM

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. ...
  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity 18-03-2013 10:05 PM

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Wait continues for family of one Indian sailor 31-12-2012 04:05 PM

    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 30-12-2012 10:33 AM

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. ...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney 27-09-2011 10:41 AM

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 30 Minutes: Sampa's diary 19-03-2011 11:08 PM

    Sampa's husband Ravinder is one of the crew members on MV Suez, that was captured by pirates in August 2010. Since then, Sampa has been trying her best to get her husband back. She has spoken to Sushma Swaraj, and has even tried to reach the Prime Minister, but, there...
  • Indian sailors return home after a year 18-03-2011 10:23 PM

    All the Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 onboard merchant vessel RAK AFRIKANA are finally back on India soil. The pirates released the ship and the crew last week after keeping them hostage for almost a year. ...