Parliament nod to two shipping bills

New Delhi: Parliament Tuesday passed two bills to protect marine environment and to improve the working condition of seafarers.

Govt taking all steps for early release of seafarers

In a bid to tackle the menace of piracy in a more effective manner, the Ministries of Shipping and External Affairs on Monday decided to coordinate their efforts to secure early release of seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates.

Trauma Management Care Unit for seafarers held in captivity

In a novel initiative, three-city based maritime organisations have launched a Trauma Management Care Unit (TMCU) for seafarers, subjected to captivity and torture by pirates.

Govt making efforts to secure release of 53 Indian seafarers

Eleven Indians, who were released
by Somali pirates after 11 months of captivity, have reached
home and the government is making efforts to secure early
release of the remaining 53.

Seafarers negotiating with pirates for release of Indians

Seafarers associations are
negotiating with Somali pirates for the release of 64 Indian
hostages along with seven vessels which were seized about a
fortnight back, officials said today.