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AP sailor rescued from Persian Gulf returns home


HYDERABAD: An Indian sailor from Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh who had a daunting revel in at sea in the Persian Gulf with the merchant send he was once working in falling into danger, has been rescued.


The sailor Dilleswara Rao who was once helped out of his dilemma by means of the Indian Embassy in Dubai and different companies has returned home to India. “It was once a difficult time at sea. I'm relieved to be protected home back,” Dilleswara Rao advised NewsTread from Srikakulam.

TOI had printed a record on February 10 concerning the travails of the sailors on board M V Abdallah on which Dilleshwara Rao and Capt Xavier Robinson Fernando of Tamil Nadu were stranded and went through a perilous situation on February 6 as their send at the Ajman anchorage in UAE broke anchorage.


The Consulate General of India (CGI), Dubai informed on April nine that Dilleswara Rao, staff onboard vessel MV Abdallah had returned to India. “The vessel was once rescued by means of Dubai Police & UAE Coast Guard when the anchor broke and the vessel drifted due to unhealthy weather on Feb 7,”CGI Dubai stated also thanking the Federal Transport Authority, UAE.


Sailor Dilleswara Rao advised NewsTread that the send’s anchor broke suddenly and the send started drifting leading to a panic situation on February 6. The owner of the send had almost abandoned it for a number of months and the send was once not in just right situation. Since the send also didn't have fuel, its engine may not be started. Capt Ayyapan Swaminathan, the captain of M V Azarqmoiah which was once also in the similar space spotted the distress alerts despatched by means of M V Abdallah and conveyed the location to the authorities.


The following day on February 7, M V Abdallah was once guided to safety to Port Rashid by means of a tug boat despatched by means of the authorities. The Federal Transport Authority, UAE, the Dubai Police and UAE Coast Guard were involved in the rescue operation.


While the chance at sea had passed, the woes of each Dilleswara Rao and Captain Xavier Robinson Fernando who's from Tamil Nadu didn't finish. Elite Way Marine Services which owned the send had not been paying them for 17 months. Their pleas for the salary and to be despatched home were not heeded. Because of the mishap on February 6, they were transferred on to another send a few days in the past. “We were offered 60 according to cent of our salary dues in an arrangement and I took what was once given and returned home. I may not have stayed there any further,” Dilleswara Rao stated. The captain of the send Xavier Robinson Fernando may be to go back. Since his passport had expired, arrangements are being made to send him home with a short lived passport.


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