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Press Release on the issue of 41 Sailors

Posted on: January 09, 2017 | Back | Print

  1. The Consulate has seen the tweet of the EAM regarding the plight of 41 Sailors on  four vessels, anchored at Ajman port.
  2. The matter has been taken up with the UAE authorities, including the port authorities at Sharjah and Ajman. The Consulate had also established contact with the captains of 2 vessels. They have confirmed that sufficient stock of fuel, food and water is available, which could last for a couple of weeks. The crew has requested for pending salaries and release from duty.
  3. The Consulate had also spoken to the sponsor and sought his assistance for settlement of all issues with the crew on priority basis. It is hoped that an amicable solution will be forthcoming  at the earliest, with the cooperation of all parties involved, including the local authorities. The Consulate will continue to pursue the matter with all relevant parties in order to arrive at an amicable settlement, keeping in view the best interest of the Indian sailors.