Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Shantaram Naik on Tuesday informed that Thomas Pereira, the only Goan sailor on board vessel M V Sinin is safe. M V Sinin owned by M/s Irano Hind Shipping Company Limited of Teheran was hijacked by pirates off Oman Coast on 12th February.
In his statement, Naik informed that he had taken up the matter about the sailor with the Director General of Shipping, New Delhi.
“I have been informed by Deputy Director General of Shipping Captain Harish Khatri that Thomas Pereira is safe. The crew of the vessel has been allowed to speak to their families,” Naik said in his statement.
“Pereira’s wife received a call to inform her that he was fine,” Naik said adding that Union Minister of Shipping G K Vasan had assured him that the Director General of Shipping was monitoring the situation through Indian Navy and the owners of the Company.