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10 Indian Sailors Stuck On Ship In Northern Cyprus, Claims Congress Leader


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The Indian sailors are among the many 13 crew members of the ship caught in Northern Cyprus. (Representational)

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A Rajasthan Congress chief has claimed that 10 Indian Merchant Navy sailors have been caught on a ship anchored off a port in Northern Cyprus for a month and has sought the Centre’s intervention to rescue them.

The sailors are among the many 13 crew members of the ship and usually are not being allowed to disembark, in accordance with the household of certainly one of them.

Bundi-based Congress chief Charmesh Sharma alleged that the corporate that initially owned the ship offered it to a different agency, which is pressuring the crew to take it to Libya.

In his attraction, Mr Sharma sought the speedy intervention of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of External Affairs to rescue the sailors.

One of the sailors, Sanjeev Singh Rathod from Udaipur in Rajasthan, not too long ago referred to as his spouse on WhatsApp and instructed her concerning the grave circumstances he and different crew members are dealing with. He instructed her that there’s a shortage of meals and their lives are in peril, Mr Sharma instructed PTI on Sunday.

Mr Singh’s spouse Sweta stated she final spoke to her husband on Saturday and he instructed her that the port authorities had been going to dam their cell networks and web connections.

The crew members usually are not being allowed to disembark from the ship and are being pressured to take the ship to a port that’s in a battle zone in Libya, she claimed.

Sweta claimed that she has repeatedly appealed to the involved authorities for assist however hasn’t obtained a optimistic response from any of them up to now.

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