Iran Frees Five Indian Sailors From Seized Ship MSC Aries

Iran on Thursday released five of the Indian sailors onboard the Portugal-flagged cargo ship MSC Aries that was seized last month. 

“5 of the Indian sailors on MSC Aries have been released and departed from Iran today evening. We appreciate the Iranian authorities for their close coordination with the Embassy and Indian Consulate in Bandar Abbas,” the Indian Embassy in Iran said in a statement. 

Iran had claimed the cargo container ship had Israeli links when it was seized.

Five Indians, a Filipino and an Estonian from the MSC Aries were released.

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