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14 Indian seamen fly back to India after being released by Houthis in Yemen after 10 months

NEW DELHI – Fourteen Indian seamen, who were stranded in Yemen for over 10 months after their ship sank in the Gulf of Aden, flew back to India on Saturday from Dubai. The 14 seamen were taken into custody in February this year by the local Houthi authorities in Yemen, the Indian embassy in Djibouti said in a statement. “After persistent and painstaking efforts, the Embassy of India, Djibouti was able to get them released on November 28 through its Sana’a office,” news agency PTI quoted lines from the statement. According to the embassy, the stranded Indians had lost their passport and other documents and belongings. The embassy also requested all maritime and other authorities concerned to take note of their situation and support them.

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