Chirag Bahri hails from Ghaziabad, India and has worked as a seafarer. In 2010 Chirag’s vessel, where he was serving as Second Engineer, was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the ship’s crew was held hostage for almost eight months. During this time, he was subject to inhumane treatment, including violence and torture. The ransom was finally paid by the company and his freedom was secured. Chirag and the rest of the crew were then repatriated.
After returning from captivity in January 2011, Chirag became actively involved in welfare work for seafarers and their families, working hard to raise awareness of piracy and its effect on seafarers and their families. He is currently working as a Regional Director, South Asia with ISWAN.
We had an opportunity to interact with Mr. Chirag Bahri on the occasion of ‘Day of the Seafarer’. This video is a compilation of the interview taken by SHM Shipcare along with Marine Insight.
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