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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SC absolves Centre for mysterious disappearance of sailors

The SC refused to hold the government or its shipping authorities liable for the death of 10 Indian crew members aboard a foreign vessel Jupiter-6.

Haryana Khap honours Pakistani activist Burney

Burney was honoured by Gulia Khap, one of Haryana`s prominent khaps, in collaboration with an NGO `Sailor Relief Fund` (SRF) at Laadpur village in Jhajjar district.

Indian sailors without money stranded in Oman

Five Indian sailors have been stranded for the last five months on an oil tanker without salary and basic amenities in Oman, a media report said.

21 Indian sailors released by pirates

21 Indian sailors aboard the ship MV
Fairchem Bogey, which was hijacked last August, have been
released by the pirates.

Sailor recalls hijack "nightmare" after release

There were 22 seamen, including 17 Indians and five
Italians, on board when the vessel was taken hostage and all
of them have been released.

Freed 17 Indian sailors return home

Seventeen Indian sailors, after spending nearly 11 months in captivity, have finally returned home.

Bodies of Indian sailors to be buried in Oman

The bodies of four Indian sailors, who
died after their ship sank off the southern coast of Oman last
week, will be buried in the Sultanate after being recovered in
a decomposed state.

21 sailors including 9 Indians freed by pirates

Ending a six-month ordeal, the
crew of 9 Indian and 12 Iranian sailors of cargo ship MV Sinin
was freed by Somali pirates.

Thanks to Pak, Indian sailors gain freedom

Six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates for 10 long months are finally free, thanks to a respected Pakistani rights activist, officials said.