MV Suez: Pak saved but Indian sailors yet to reach home

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New Delhi, Jun 20: The six Indian sailors on the MV Suez and their family members have to wait at least three more days to reunite. Sources on Monday, Jun 20 informed that the sailors from India may reach their homes on Wednesday, Jun 22.

On Sunday, Jun 19 the crew members from the sinking ship MV Suez were shifted to Pakistan Navy vessel PNS Babur, which had been escorting the vessel to Oman port.

The Captain, Syed Wasi Hasan and 18 crew members decided to abandon the ship as it had run out of diesel and was caught in strong winds. Media reported that MV Suez, which was released by Somali pirates after ten months in captivity, was sinking due to rough weather.

Not getting any response from the Egyptian owner, the crew members of MV Suez decided to abandon the ship. The sailors, who were captured on board of MV Suez, were released by the pirates after paying a huge ransom - 2 million dollars by Pakistani human rights activist, Ansar Burney.

Burney was quoted as saying, "Hopefully they (sailors) will be reach Karachi in the next 2-3 days. Once they do, I will immediately send them to India. They are on PNS Babur right now but they are going to be shifted to PNS Zulfiqar, which will bring them to Karachi."

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