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Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 crew members

In a daring bid for freedom, the crew had decided to escape from Iran to India aboard the same vessel.
12:15 AM May 07, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
indian coast guard rescues 6 crew members
Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 crew members
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New Delhi, May 6: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended an Iranian fishing vessel off the coast of Kerala late on May 5 in a coordinated sea-air operation. The vessel, carrying six Indian crew members, was intercepted west of Beypore.

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Upon boarding the vessel, the ICG conducted a thorough investigation to ascertain any potential involvement in anti-national activities. Initial findings revealed that the vessel was owned by an Iranian sponsor who had hired the Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu.

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Shockingly, the crew disclosed that they had been subjected to mistreatment and deprived of necessities by the sponsor, who also confiscated their passports.

In a daring bid for freedom, the crew had decided to escape from Iran to India aboard the same vessel.

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They were escorted to Kochi, the detained vessel awaiting further investigation as authorities delve into a deeper investigation into this alarming incident.

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