Chennai, IANS. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has written a letter to Union Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday for the 18 Indians stranded on the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ seized in Iran. He has written a letter urging that he work for the release of these 18 Indians at the earliest.
In a letter to Jaishankar (also released in the media) Palaniswamy said that 27-year-old Aditya Vasudevan from Chennai was detained along with 22 other sailors when their ship was seized. A total of 18 Indian sailors are currently detained by Revolutionary Guards of Iran. Palaniswamy said that Vasudevan of Chennai who was working in the UK registered ship Stena Impo as a registered officer. Instruct the concerned officer for the release of the remaining Indians along with them at the earliest.
For information, tell that Iran captured the British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on 18 July. Out of 23 crew members on this ship, 18 are Indians. One of these 18 Indians is Goa engineer Govind Naik. Significantly, Iran has ignored Britain’s appeal to abandon the oil tanker. Iran’s military released a video of the capture of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impeiro’. It is seen in the video that Iranian Revolutionary Guards surrounded the oil tanker in Hormuz Strait and surrounded it. After this, Britain, America and European countries asked Iran to release the tanker. But Iran did not agree to this.