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Indian Sailors On Ship Seized By Iran Released

Indian Sailors On Ship Seized By Iran Released

The Indian Embassy in Iran announced a significant diplomatic breakthrough, revealing the release of five Indian sailors who were among the crew of an Israel-linked vessel seized by Tehran. The sailors, previously detained since April 13, have departed from Iran following their release. Expressing gratitude, the embassy commended the Iranian authorities for their close cooperation with the Embassy and Indian Consulate in Bandar Abbas throughout the process.

The vessel in question, MSC Aries, was seized by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy near the Strait of Hormuz. It had 17 Indian nationals onboard at the time of seizure. Earlier, one of the crew members, Ann Tessa Joseph from Thrissur, Kerala, safely returned to India on April 18.

The Ministry of External Affairs had assured that all crew members were safe, with one having already returned home. The MEA spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal, mentioned that consular access was provided to the crew members, confirming their well-being and stating that there were no issues aboard the ship. However, the release of the remaining crew members was subject to contractual obligations, which needed to be fulfilled before their return.

This development marks a positive step in resolving the situation surrounding the seized vessel and the well-being of its crew members. With the release of the five Indian sailors and the assurance of safety for the rest, diplomatic efforts continue toward the complete resolution of the matter.

 
 
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Indian Sailors On Ship Seized By Iran Released

Indian Sailors On Ship Seized By Iran Released

The Indian Embassy in Iran announced a significant diplomatic breakthrough, revealing the release of five Indian sailors who were among the crew of an Israel-linked vessel seized by Tehran. The sailors, previously detained since April 13, have departed from Iran following their release. Expressing gratitude, the embassy commended the Iranian authorities for their close cooperation with the Embassy and Indian Consulate in Bandar Abbas throughout the process.

The vessel in question, MSC Aries, was seized by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy near the Strait of Hormuz. It had 17 Indian nationals onboard at the time of seizure. Earlier, one of the crew members, Ann Tessa Joseph from Thrissur, Kerala, safely returned to India on April 18.

The Ministry of External Affairs had assured that all crew members were safe, with one having already returned home. The MEA spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal, mentioned that consular access was provided to the crew members, confirming their well-being and stating that there were no issues aboard the ship. However, the release of the remaining crew members was subject to contractual obligations, which needed to be fulfilled before their return.

This development marks a positive step in resolving the situation surrounding the seized vessel and the well-being of its crew members. With the release of the five Indian sailors and the assurance of safety for the rest, diplomatic efforts continue toward the complete resolution of the matter.

 
 
 

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