SEA PIRATES

  • Abducted sailors' families seek PM help March 10, 2011

    New Delhi: For the families of the crew onboard 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Deadline to free 6 captive sailors ends today March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The sevenday deadline set by Somali pirates to free six Indian sailors for ransom ends on Wednesday. In Lok Sabha, the Opposition has staged a walkout demanding immediate Government intervention for the release of the six indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for the past seven months. Speaking on...
  • Return captured pirates: Somalia to India February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Somali Government has asked India to return the 43 pirates who were arrested off the Lakshwadeep coast in two separate operations recently, so that they can be put on trial in their country, police said. Somalia's demand came in response to an Indian request for an interpreter...
  • Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors? February 15, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors?' ...
  • Govt remains apathetic to captive Indian sailors February 15, 2011

    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 with...