Cruise ship on way to Libya to evacuate stranded Indians

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on February 27, 2011 Published on February 27, 2011

A cruise ship and two navy ships will be sent to Libya to help Indians stranded in the war-torn country come back home, according to Union Shipping Minister, Mr G.K. Vasan. A cruise ship is on its way to Tripoli, he told newspersons on Saturday.

The cruise ship Scotia, which was proposed to be used in a ferry service between Tuticorin and Colombo, is on its way to Tripoli. The ship will ferry people to a nearby place from where they will be airlifted, he said on the sidelines of a function.

Following the unrest in Libya, the Ministry of External Affairs requested the Shipping Ministry to help in rescuing nearly 18,000 stranded Indians, he said.

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Published on February 27, 2011
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