Efforts are on to bring back the Indian sailors stranded in the Chinese waters: Ministry of External Affairs – efforts to bring back Indian sailors stranded in Chinese waters

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External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava – File photo

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India said on Thursday that it has been in close coordination with China to bring back 16 Indian sailors of a cargo ship stranded in Chinese waters for the last four months. Out of 39 Indian sailors of two cargo vessels in the Chinese waters, 23 sailors stranded on MV Jag Anand are returning to India.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in the weekly press conference, “In relation to MV Anastasia, we are in close coordination with the Chinese authorities, which is the standard operating procedure (SOP) to effect the change of crew at anchor.” Is finalizing.

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He said that as soon as information about this is received from the Chinese authorities, the company is expected to carry forward the process of change in the crew. The spokesman said that both the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Mission in China are constantly taking forward the issue of change of Indian crew on board the ships.

Srivastava said that the Great Intern Shipping Company, which owns MV Jag Anand, has informed that they have decided to make a crew change in Chiba, Japan, where 23 crew members will be replaced. After this, he will be brought to his hometown of India from Tokyo by air. Significantly, Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said on January 9 that the sailors aboard the ship MV Jag Anand will reach India this week.

(This news has not been edited by the NewsBust team. It is published directly from the Syndicate feed.)

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