Mangaluru: Rescued Syrian crew handed over to Nelamangala detention centre



Daijiworld Media Network -Mangaluru(DV)


Mangaluru, June 22: The 15 crew members of a merchant ship that had run aground off New Mangaluru port who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guards (ICG) will be shifted to the foreigners' detention centre located in Nelamangala, informed Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashikumar on Wednesday, June 22.


As of now they are with the ICG who rescued them on June 21, he added.



"They will be handed over to the Panambur police. After completing certain procedures, they will be kept in some hostel in coordination with the district social welfare officer before sending them to the detention centre. After an order from the Bureau of Immigration, they will be repatriated to their country through their embassy," he added.



Earlier report

Indian Coast Guard rescues 15 Syrian mariners off New Mangaluru

Mangaluru, June 22 (IANS): Responding promptly to an SOS call, the Indian Coast Guard rescued 15 crew members of a merchant ship that had run aground off New Mangalore.

In a prompt and swift search and rescue mission, the Indian Coast Guard saved the lives of 15 Syrian nationals working on the foreign flag ship M V Princess Miral, which ran aground off New Mangalore on Tuesday.

The rescue mission was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard ships 'Vikram' and 'Amartya' braving the rough weather condition. The crew of the grounded vessel has abandoned the ship due to breech in hull and ingress of water in holds. The vessel was bound for Lebanon from Malaysia.

The successful operation reaffirms Indian Coast Guard's capabilities as the nodal agency for search and rescue operations in the Indian Ocean Region, a note issued by the ICG stated.





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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    I am not sure whether their ship went toground and now they may go back.However we saved them from danger .Now left to them to make best out of their situation without biting to the hand which gave hostage.I would also understand if they ask Asyl ,because their country is so disolated and torn out at present hard to live there.No stone is over other .

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  • Rohit Correa, Udupi

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Hope they wont criminalize the seafarers for no mistake of theirs. Perhaps some decent accomodation could be given rather than criminal detention centres. Praying for their release.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    I hope they are not tryin to request for asylum here. You know what happened around the world for whoever who hosted them.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 23 2022

    Hahah, they are seamen, if you know what I mean. They might pray day and night to go back to Syria rather than being treated as a hostage.

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    when we hear syria these days ..something else plays in our minds .. Hopefully they are genuine people who were in trouble .. Assistance provided by coast guard is appreciated. However please subject them interrogation as per procedure that may apply.

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  • Rajen Gopi, Kolkata

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    This is a very heartening piece of news. Good job by ICG. Hats off to them. The familieas of the crew will be so very happy to know that their kin is safe albeit in a foreign shore. As a ex mariner, I can understand what they must be going through.

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    So many ships have ran aground or sank around New Mangalore coast. Is it safe for other ships coming to New Mangalore port and fishing vessels ?

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    Dredging has % commission too?

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