Government exerting to protect launch of 7 Indians aboard ship confiscated by Houthis: MEA

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By PTI

BRAND-NEW DELHI: All 7 Indian seafarers aboard a United Arab Emirates-flagged freight vessel that was confiscated by Houthis off the port of Hodeidah in Yemen are risk-free as well as the government is making all initiatives to protect their very early launch, the outside events ministry stated on Tuesday.

Arindam Bagchi, the speaker in the ministry, stated India has actually been carefully keeping track of advancements complying with the seizure of the UAE flagged ship Rwabee by the Houthis on January 2.

“We also understand from the company and other sources that all Indian crew members are safe. The government of India is making all efforts to secure their early release,” Bagchi stated.

The Houthi rebels have a solid visibility partly of Yemen.

“We are in touch with the company operating the ship and have been informed that out of the 11 crew members on board the ship, seven are from India,” Bagchi stated while responding to a media inquiry on the concern.

“We urge the Houthis to ensure the safety and well-being of the crew members and release them immediately. India is concerned at the recent intensification of fighting in Yemen and hopes that all parties will come to the negotiating table to find a peaceful resolution to the Yemen issue,” he included.