Indian Sailors

  • 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against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn.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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney September 27, 2011

    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. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Sampa's diary March 19, 2011

    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 March 18, 2011

    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. ...
  • Freed Rak Afrikana crew members return home March 16, 2011

    Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 on board merchant vessel Rak Afrikana on Wednesday landed in New Delhi and Mumbai to an emotional welcome. ...
  • Govt must act say the families of Indian sailors March 9, 2011

    Sampa, wife of Indian sailor speaks to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Helpless against pirates, sailor's family speak up March 9, 2011

    Relatives of sailors held hostage on the MV Iceberg protested near Parliament. ...
  • Deadline to free Indian sailors ends today March 9, 2011

    Six Indian sailors were on board MV Suez, when it was hijacked by Somali pirates on Aug 2, 2010. ...
  • Are sailors' families, Govt helpless against pirates? March 4, 2011

    Virtually abandoned by the Government families of captive sailors are fighting a battle to save them. ...
  • Should India invoke the right of hot pursuit against Somali pirates? March 2, 2011

    CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks experts what can be done to free the sailors. ...
  • Whose responsibility is it to free sailors? March 2, 2011

    Experts, sailors' relatives debate if it is Government's responsibility or ship owners'. ...
  • Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors? February 15, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors?' ...
  • Somali pirates take 97 Indians hostage March 30, 2010

    About 97 Indian sailors have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, there is no demand for ransom just yet but reports coming in of the Kenyana Navy having established contact with one of the hijacked vessels. An Indian Navy ship is standing by off the Gulf of Aden. ...