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40 thousand Indian seafarers stranded worldwide due to lockdown

Many countries these days are trying to evacuate their citizens trapped in other parts of the world. Around 40 thousand Indian seafarers, crew members are stranded in various ships worldwide. These Indians are awaiting their return to their homeland. At the same time, the government has assured them of all possible help after removing the lockdown.

Various organizations affiliated with maritime services such as the National Union of Seafarers of India, Maritime Union of India and MSA (Maritime Association of Shipowners, Ship Managers and Agents) have reported that about 15 thousand Maritime Seafarer Vessels But while there are 25,000 passenger ships.

Captain Shiv Halbe, Chief Executive Officer of the National Union of Seafarers of India, said that it is estimated that around 40,000 Indian seafarers are stranded on cargo vessels and passenger vessels worldwide. On this issue, Shipping Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya has assured the safe return of all after the lockdown is lifted.

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