An Indian Congress leader forwarded claims of around 10 Indian Merchant Navy sailors, who are stuck on a vessel anchored off a port in Northern Cyprus.

According to sources, the ship has been in that state for over a month, while the 13 crew members are not allowed to disembark.

Charmesh Sharma, the Indian Congress leader, stated that the owner of the vessel sold it to another company.

Commenting on what the situation is onboard, a seafarer noted that they are facing a threat to life amid illness caused by poor quality food and adverse conditions.

The seafarer also claimed that mobile networks and internet connections would soon be blocked by port authorities.

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Furthermore, the authorities are also putting pressure on the crew to port the ship in Libya, while they are not allowing the crew to disembark from the ship.

Source: Safety4Sea

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