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MEA says 39 Indians on-board stranded ships in Chinese territory, alive to with local authorities

New Delhi: Thirty-nine Indians accumulate been on board two stranded ships in Chinese waters for the previous few months and India is in frequent contact with China on the topic besides to to bear particular that their humanitarian wants are sorted, in accordance with the Ministry of Exterior Affairs.

Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava talked about on Thursday that bulk cargo vessel, MV Jag Anand, has been on anchorage shut to Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since 13 June and it has 23 Indian nationals as crew.

One other vessel, MV Anastasia, with 16 Indian nationals as its crew, is on anchorage shut to Caofeidian port in China since 20 September, looking ahead to discharge of its cargo, he talked about at a media briefing.

“Our Embassy is alive to with the Chinese authorities. The Chinese authorities accumulate conveyed that on legend of diverse COVID-19 linked restrictions imposed by the local authorities, crew alternate is no longer being permitted from these ports,” he talked about.

Srivastava talked about the homeowners of these transport companies besides to the receivers of the cargo accumulate been made responsive to the causes for prolong in unloading of the cargo.

“The federal government remains to be in frequent contact with the Chinese authorities to take into accout a option of these components on the earliest and likewise to bear particular that the humanitarian wants of the crew are sorted,” Srivastava talked about.

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