Amidst ongoing tension along the border, there is good news for India that 16 Indian sailors stranded in China are about to return home soon. Port, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that 16 Indian sailors of MV Anastasia stranded in the Chinese port will return on 14 February. Mandavia said the cargo vessel MV Anastasia is scheduled to begin its journey from Japan today and will reach India on 14 February. The MV Anastasia vessel has been stationed at the Kaofidian port since 20 September.
Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has not only given this good news by tweeting, but has also praised China and shipping company MSC for this effort. Explain that this week, Chinese officials allowed 16 sailors of MV Anastasia stranded on the cargo vessel to change crew. The vessel has been anchored at the Chinese port of Kaofidian since September last year.
Great start of the day!
Our stranded seafarers of MV Anastasia are coming back to India!
The crew will sign off from Japan today and will reach India on 14th Feb.
And soon will be reunited with their families!
Appreciate the efforts of Indian Embassy in China and Team MSC
– Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) February 10, 2021
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said while addressing the media that he hoped that the crew change process would be completed soon. He said that after continuous talks by our embassy in Beijing, the Chinese authorities have conveyed the decision to give clearance for the crew change to the Foreign Office and Port officials in Tangshan.
China had made an excuse for Corona,
however, before that it used to make Corona an excuse for Indian sailors stranded outside the port of China for many months. Regarding the border tension, China had said that there was no connection between the deadlock on the border between the two countries behind the Australian coal-laden ship being stranded at the Chinese port. China said ships were stranded due to the Corona epidemic.
Two Indian ships were stuck,
let us know that two Indian ships, one MV Jag Anand and MV Anastasia, got stuck at Jingtang port in the Corona era. A total of 39 Indians, including the crew, were stranded in water from the Chinese ports of Jingtang and Cofidian in Hebei’s northern province due to the ship’s failure. However, MV Jag Anand is back home and is now returning home to the bus Anastasia, which has 16 sailors on board.