The family sought help for his immediate release. They are likely to meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too.
James was detained for allegedly helping pirates who had attacked and looted his Marshall Islands-flagged MT Ocean Centurion on July 16.
James' 11-month old son had passed away early this month. His 31-year-old wife, Aditi and other family members are desperately waiting for his arrival to conduct the last rites of his son.