Ahmedabad: Nearly 70 sailors from Gujarat are stranded in crisis-hit Yemen for over 15 days now and have appealed to a Indian supervision to rescue them, days after 6 Indians were killed when their vessel came underneath Saudi-led atmosphere strikes in a Arab country.
According to a sailors’ group, scarcely 70 seamen from a coastal encampment of Mandavi in Kutch and from a Jodiya and Salaya villages of Jamnagar are stranded in Yemen along with 5 of their load boats.
“About 70 Gujarati sailors along with 5 vessels are stranded in Yemen for around 15 days and they now need a government’s assistance for their rescue,” Vahanvatta Association of Kutch and Mandavi boss Haji Juneja told PTI.
“I yesterday wrote to a Ministry of External Affairs propelling them to save a sailors or change them to a safer place,” he said.
“The sailors are in a depressing condition as some army have been bombarding them. They transient genocide final night when some force, possibly of a insurgents or a Saudi coalition, began an dispute with rocket launchers,” he said, adding that a sailors had left to Yemen on a excursion to broach cargo.
Meanwhile, one of a stranded sailors, identified as Sikandar from Mandavi village, sent an audio summary final night in that he pronounced that they final night came underneath a explosve attack.
“I am an Indian. My name is Sikandar. We are during Khokha port. They have lobbed 3 rockets and we somehow managed to save ourselves. We are using here and there to save ourselves,” Sikandar says in a message.
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“We are 70 Indians stranded here along with 5 ships. They have been bombarding us with warplanes. Please assistance us. We are Indians. We are in good difficulty. They will kill us. Please save us,” he said.
Yemen has been confronting a polite war-like conditions with Shiite rebels contrary with pro-government forces. United Nations estimates that some-more than 4,500 people have been killed in a dispute given March.
The External Affairs Ministry had pronounced on Friday that 6 Indians were killed after their vessel came underneath Saudi-led atmosphere strikes in Yemen on 8 September.
The defunct were among 7 Indian nationals who were primarily reported blank when dual boats, ‘Mustafa’ and ‘Asmar’, carrying a sum of 21 Indian nationals, came underneath aerial attack.
The method had pronounced that of a remaining 15 Indians, 14 were protected in Hodeidah while one chairman was still missing. It had combined that internal authorities were being contacted to discern his whereabouts.