on Friday secured the release of four members of a shipping crew who were
detained by Nigerian authorities in August.
am happy to inform that we have secured the return of Capt. Atul Sharma, Sudhir
Kumar, Balvinder Singh and Viyas Yadav to India," External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
appreciate the efforts of B.N.Reddy, Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria. We
thank Nigerian authorities for their help," she said.
crew belonged to the commercial ship "Sea Pearl" detained by the
Nigerian Navy in a case pertaining to 2012.
vessel belonged to a Mumbai-based shipping firm.