The reunions are overdue, but we are glad to finally see the courageous crew of the cargo ship ANASTASIA repatriated to India after an extraordinarily challenging stint at sea.
After much delay, the ship MV Jag Anand with 23 Indian sailors who were stranded in Chinese waters for months due to Australian Coal Cargo ban has finally arrived in Tokyo.
The stranded Great Eastern ship MV Jag Anand which was scheduled to dock in Japan with its 23 Indian crew after being stranded in Chinese waters for over 10 months might be delayed.
Indian seafarers are getting their long-standing demand fulfilled this year as the government has assured them of provident fund, gratuity and pension benefits.
Things are fast deteriorating on the stranded ships carrying Indian sailors in China as more and more seafarers’ mental well being are in dire condition.
China has blamed shipping companies responsible for the light of 39 seafarers stranded on ships in Chinese waters.
According to the Maritime Union Of India (MUI), the rising incidents of maritime piracy is a matter of great concern of two lakh Indian seafarers at the sea.
Around 10 percent of seafarers working on the global merchant fleet originate from India, and the problems that India is addressing affect seafarers of other nationalities.
India has told maritime training institutes (MTIs) to resume seafarers’ coaching and training activities, as a part of phased lifting of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.