Two Kerala sailors stranded in Indonesia for violating maritime border
Kumbala: Two Kerala men are among the 23 Indian nationals taken into custody by Indonesian navy for violating the maritime border. The two sailors are identified as P K Moosakunju, a native of Uppala and Kalanthar, a native of Kumbala.
For the last six months, the staff on board a Hong Kong-based ship are stranded in Indonesia. Moosakunju last contacted his relatives two days back. His relatives said that the two seamen are unknown about the date of their release. The two sailors alleged that Indonesian navy is deliberately delaying the case.
A carrier ship owned by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern shipping management was sailing from Mumbai to Singapore carrying chemicals. It accidently crossed the Indonesian maritime borders. Following that the navy arrested all staff on board and kept them under custody.
Though Indian embassy officials and the officials from ministry of foreign affairs conducted a talk with the Indonesian navy, it didn’t fetch any positive result.
Even though, the case has reached the court, hearing has not begun.