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IMG set up to deal with Somalian pirates threats: Centre to SC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:25

Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) has been set up by Ministry of Shipping to secure release of Indian sailors held captive by Somalian pirates and it is coordinating with UN bodies.

Ship runs aground off Yemen with 12 Indians aboard

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 20:46

A small cargo ship transporting tyres has run aground off the southeastern coast of Yemen with 12 Indian sailors aboard, a local official said on Sunday.

French Navy rescues 11 Indian sailors from suspected pirates

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 15:15

French Navy has rescued eleven Indian sailors from suspected pirates at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden.

A dhow capsizes off Oman, Indian sailors rescued

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:13

Nine Indian sailors on board of a dhow which capsized in the sea between the UAE and Oman were rescued and taken to Salalah port in Oman, a media report said Sunday.

22 Indian sailors stranded in Singapore eager to return home

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 15:32

Twenty-two Indian sailors stranded in Singapore`s waters on board a seized Taiwanese oil tanker since February are desperate to return home.

14 Indian sailors safe as EU, NATO ships thwart pirate attack

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 20:44

Fourteen Indian sailors on a hijacked cargo vessel have been safely rescued as Somali pirates on board the ship fled after counter piracy ships from the EU and NATO launched a mission in the Gulf of Aden following an SOS message.

Missing Indian sailors may have been rescued by Iranians

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 13:43

Three Indian sailors, who have been missing since their ship sank four months ago off the UAE coast, may have been rescued by Iranians, a media report has claimed.

Somali pirates free Indian sailors, row over numbers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 16:04

All 28 Indian sailors on two ships held by Somalian pirates have been freed and will soon be back in the country, Shipping Minister GK Vasan Saturday but official sources in the capital said only 17 sailors had been released from one ship.

Hostage sailors` kin protest in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 20:23

Aggrieved family members of the 17 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal Grace today staged a protest here demanding the immediate intervention of government for their safe release.

India seeks Nigeria`s help for release of 17 sailors

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 16:08

India has sought the help of Nigeria for early release of its 17 sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal Grace.

Indian sailors held by pirates freed

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 19:22

Five Indian sailors kidnapped off Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta and held captive for more than a month have been released by the pirates.

MV Iceberg: Rescued Indian sailors return home after 32 month ordeal

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 21:12

After nearly 32 months of being held captive on board the cargo ship MV Iceberg, five Indians sailors released by Somali pirates returned home on Saturday.