New Delhi: Abandoned by their employer in leaking ships, at least 41 Indian sailors found support in form of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who stepped in to help them following a SOS.
The incident took place in UAE.
“We have contacted the Captains of the two vessels, Ship owners, port authorities and the Government,” Swaraj tweeted.
“They have essential supplies of for next two weeks. We are helping in the settlement of their dues and release of the crew,” she added.
“I have asked the mission to ensure that Indian sailors do not suffer for want of essential supplies,” a subsequent tweet read.
Reports said the sailors hail from different parts of India. They are employees of four merchant ships in the Gulf.