kalyan: Kalyan sailor freed from Houthi seized ship returns home | News from Thane

KALYAN: Kalyan-based Mohammed Munawar Sameer (22), who was detained along with 11 foreign nationals, including seven Indians, by the Houthi militia in Yemen nearly four months ago, returned home safe and sound on Thursday.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the United Arab Emirates-flagged vessel Rwabee off the port of Hodeidah, Yemen on January 2, 2022.
Mohammed’s family thanked the government for its efforts to bring sailors back safe and sound during the holy month of Ramzan.
The youngster resides with his mother and sister in the Govindwadi region of Kalyan (West). He was working for a shipping company in Dubai when he was kidnapped and held hostage.
The seven kidnapped Indians who returned on Thursday are from Kalyan, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala and Haryana.
Young Kalyan’s family was in constant contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Muhammad said
YOU: “I am really grateful to the Modi government because they finally brought me home safely.”
He and his sister Aliza are both supportive of their mother. Their father had died when they were young.
On April 26, Omani Foreign Minister Badr Albusaidi confirmed the release of 11 foreign nationals, including seven Indians held by the Houthi militia.
Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar thanked his Omani counterpart for his assistance in the safe release of the Indian sailors.
“Thank you my friend Badr Albusaidi for your help and assistance. Expect their safe return,” Jaishankar said.
The Indian government had intensified its efforts for the release of the Indian crew members since the seizure of the Red Sea vessel in January. According to the Foreign Ministry press release, the government has repeatedly raised the issue of the safe passage of Indian seafarers on board the ship with various concerned parties.