MV Suez crew unaware of India's help

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New Delhi, Jun 16: After India decided to send a Godavari class warship to protect and rescue its own citizens trapped in the Navy vessel MV Sue, the crew members on board reported that they were not contacted about the ship coming for their escort.

Earlier Pakistan came forward to help Indian sailors on the Navy vessel MV Suez that was released by Somali pirates after Indian Navy failed to do the same.

PNS Babar, a Pakistani Naval Ship promised to volunteer MV Suez and escort the vessel to Salalah, Oman, a crew member had said.

The abandoned Navy vessel MV Suez, that was released by Somali pirates on Monday, Jun 13, was attacked again by pirates on Wednesday, Jun 15.

The six Indian sailors who are set out to come back home after spending ten months being held hostage by Somali pirates in Gulf of Aden were released after paying a huge ransom by Ansar Burney, a Pakistani human rights activist.

Abdul Mathar, the owner of the ship told the media that it took long for them to establish contact with the crew on the ship. He also thanked Ansar Burney, the Pakistani human rights activist for his efforts and said that it was him who negotiated with the pirates and brought down the amount to $2 million.

Pakistan and India were supposed to raise $500,000 and $60,000 respectively, whereas the Egyptian shipping company was supposed to give $1million. Despite of setting a deadline, India had failed to fulfill its promise.

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