MV Suez runs out of fuel
Mumbai: The arrival of Egyptian cargo
vessel M V Suez, which was released by Somali pirates after
ten months of captivity, has been delayed at the Omanese port
of Salalah due to insufficient fuel, the Directorate General
of Shipping on Saturday said.
The directorate also said it has expressed its
inability to help the ship with 22-member crew by supplying
about 15 mt fuel mid-sea due to inclement weather. Six Indians
are onboard the ship.
The sailors on the Egyptian flagged ship were earlier
expected to reach Pakistan on Monday but due to fuel shortage,
they will not be able to do so.
"The directorate also examined the possibility of
locating an emergency towing vessel in the vicinity. However,
no such suitable vessel was readily available," DGS said in a
The ship owner has been advised to explore the
possibility of hiring a tug from Salalah to tow the stranded
vessel to the port, it said.
`MV Suez` was hijacked by Somali pirates last October.
Last Monday, pirates had released 22 hostages, including six
Indians and four Pakistanis.
After a brief rest at Salalah, the crew members are
scheduled to travel to Muscat.
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