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Indian seafarers onboard vessel ‘Advantage Sweet’ safely brought back from Iran

All 23 Indian seafarers onboard vessel ADVANTAGE SWEET (Marshall Island Flag), which was seized in the Gulf of Oman, have been safely repatriated to India from Iran.


This was a result of continuous efforts of the Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy of India in Iran, and Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and the support of Iranian Government.

After the safe return of the crew members Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister, MoPSW said, ‘Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is dedicated towards safeguarding the welfare and rights of our Indian national seafarers, especially when their lives and liberty are at stake, in the upcoming future also, whenever required. This rescue operation has exemplified the dedication and commitment of Government agencies as well’.