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The MV Seaman Guard Ohio is a privately owned fishery patrol vessel that in October 2013 was intercepted in the Gulf of Mannar by the Indian Coast Guard and found to have entered Indian national waters carrying arms without permission. Later, the 10 crew members and 25 security guards aboard the vessel were arrested by the Indian Police.

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In total, the Mission visited over 300,000 seafarers aboard ships across the globe and supported 895 justice and welfare cases, including helping the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio (and the Chennai Six) to secure their release from prison. Ticket prices and sales for the Singapore Seafarers' Awards ...
In total, the Mission visited over 300,000 seafarers aboard ships across the globe and supported 895 justice and welfare cases, including helping the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio (and the Chennai Six) to secure their release from prison. Ticket prices and sales for the Singapore Seafarers' Awards ...

Serving on the Seaman Guard Ohio as a seaman, however, got him and 11 other Indians entangled in a criminal case that became an international controversy. Four years, time in prison, loss of income, devastated families and mental trauma — the seamen faced it all. They were finally acquitted by the ...
It is freedom after four years for 35 officers and crew onboard the Vessel, MV Seaman Guard Ohio , who were arrested by Marine Police, Thoothukudi, on charges of illegal possession of arms and unlawful activities in territorial waters of India. The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has acquitted and set ...
NOVEMBER 28, 2017 — At least some of the crew and armed guards of the antipiracy ship Seaman Guard Ohio, operated by privately-owned, U.S. headquartered AdvanFort, are now being released from Indian prisons after the High Court yesterday threw out their convictionson on all charges under which they had been ...
NOVEMBER 28, 2017 — At least some of the crew and armed guards of the antipiracy ship Seaman Guard Ohio, operated by privately-owned, U.S. headquartered AdvanFort, are now being released from Indian prisons after the High Court yesterday threw out their convictionson on all charges under which they had been ...

Heindel, however, took aim at the US-headquartered owners of the Seaman Guard Ohio maritime security company AdvanFort. AdvanFort while initially supportive of the detained crew members later walked away leaving them stranded and unpaid in India. “Unfortunately, one glaring injustice remains: the ...
An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday. The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ...
The crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, which was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard off Tuticorin Port in October 2013, included 14 Estonians, six British nationals, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians. The prosecution took the floor for the last time in the Madurai court on Monday, and now the court's ...
It has been four years since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex-U.K. servicemen) on the Seaman Guard Ohio, were detained in India (October 12, 2013). The men, whose job was to protect commercial vessels from pirates in the Indian Ocean, have now been held far longer than any hostage held off ...
The legal case for the 35 men held in India as part of the Seaman Guard Ohio case has come to a standstill. They filed an appeal against their conviction in February 2016; it was heard in court in November 2016 at which point the judge reserved orders. The judge has still not released his judgment on the ...
Earlier this year, the crew of the anti-piracy vessel Seaman Guard Ohio filed an appeal contesting sentences for alleged arms possession and illegal entry into Indian waters. However, after three years spent under arrest, they will still have to wait for resolution. The 35 crewmembers and security guards ...
“The unwarranted detention of the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, in India, because of their possession of armaments used to defend against criminal violence, has dragged on for 1,000 days. There is still no end in sight for the judicial process which has been subjected to adjournment after adjournment, ...
On October 12, 2013, the 35 crew and guards on the Seaman Guard Ohio were arrested in India's territorial waters for possession of illegal arms and environmental pollution. Indian authorities arrested six British nationals, three Ukrainians, fourteen Estonians as well as twelve Indians after they boarded the ...
The continuing case of the incarceration of the 35 crew and private maritime security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio has now gained the attention of the European Parliament. The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has called for continued and exhaustive efforts by the European Parliament to ...
The Madras High Court Bench has refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed on the crew of the anti-piracy vessel Seaman Guard Ohio. The crew consists of six British nationals, 14 Estonians, three Ukranians and 12 Indians. The sentences were imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions ...
India experienced the dangers of dark shipping almost five years ago when a floating armoury (MV Seaman Guard Ohio) was intercepted by Indian authorities in October 2013, off Tuticorin, with 25 armed guards of four different nationalities. Sources said nearly 140 private security companies were ...

The men were working on the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, tasked with protecting commercial ships in the Persian Gulf-Indian Ocean region. Maritime security has become an important requirement for merchant vessels, due to the threat posed by armed gangs, who have been known to hijack ...
Six British former soldiers have been released from an Indian prison four years after being arrested and detained on weapons charges. The so-called Chennai Six, who had been guards on a ship to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean, on Monday. They have now been escorted out of Chennai Central ...
The men were working on the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, tasked with protecting commercial ships in the Persian Gulf-Indian Ocean region. Maritime security has become an important requirement for merchant vessels, due to the threat posed by armed gangs, who have been known to hijack ...
The men were working on the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, owned by the US-based company AdvanFort, when they were arrested in 2013. They were held along with three Ukrainians, 14 Estonians and 12 Indians when customs officials and police found weapons and ammunition on board, ...
The Mission to Seafarers has provided counselling, advice, and financial support to the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio and their families since their arrest in 2013, including administering their legal fund. The 35 men, including the Chennai Six, will now be home for Christmas with their friends and families.
The Mission to Seafarers has provided counselling, advice, and financial support to the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio and their families since their arrest in 2013, including administering their legal fund. The 35 men, including the Chennai Six, will now be home for Christmas with their friends and families.
Serving on the Seaman Guard Ohio as a seaman, however, got him and 11 other Indians entangled in a criminal case that became an international controversy. Four years, time in prison, loss of income, devastated families and mental trauma — the seamen faced it all. They were finally acquitted by the ...
MV Seaman Guard Ohio, a Sierra Leone-registered ship chartered by a US company, AdvanFort International, was a floating platform that provided accommodation to AdvanFort's counter-piracy guards. It had been drifting in Indian territorial waters after a typhoon struck the east coast of India. Alleging that ...
AdvanFort is delighted that an Indian appeals court has acquitted and released the 35 crew members and security personnel who were aboard the MV Seaman Guard Ohio when it was illegally detained on October 12, 2013. The Indian Government's unlawful seizure of the Seaman Guard Ohio and ...
The Indian Government's unlawful seizure of the Seaman Guard Ohio and four-year imprisonment of these men on unfounded charges was a gross violation of international law and basic human rights. AdvanFort has expended significant resources and effort to seek the release of these wrongfully detained ...
He and five other former British servicemen were working as security guards on the American-owned anti-piracy vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in the Indian Ocean when they were detained in 2013. They were charged with carrying unlicensed firearms and ammunition. The men insisted they had ...
Authorities in Tamil Nadu on Oct. 18, 2013 arrested 35 crew and security personnel on board the anti-piracy vessel Seaman Guard Ohio. They were charged in December that year with illegal refueling, illegal handling of firearms and illegal entry into territorial waters. After being handled in various court ...
The six men were working on the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, owned by the US-based company AdvanFort, when they were arrested in 2013. They were held along with three Ukrainians, 14 Estonians and 12 Indians when customs officials and police found weapons and ammunition on board, ...
Their future seems pretty bleak. K V Prakasan, Unnikrishnan Pillai, S Sudheer and Harjeet Singh, all ex-servicemen in their 40s, opted for jobs as security guards on board M V Seaman Guard Ohio. Unnikrishnan had worked for barely 19 days and Prakasan had completed just two months on Seaman ...
The men were working on the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, owned by the US-based company AdvanFort, when they were arrested in 2013. They were held along with three Ukrainians, 14 Estonians and 12 Indians when customs officials and police found weapons and ammunition on board, ...
The Indian coast guard intercepted the anti-piracy vessel Seaman Guard Ohio in 2013 and detained its 35-strong crew for possession of what it claimed were illegal weapons. But the crew maintained that the vessel was in international waters and that the weapons were properly licensed by the British ...
It is freedom after four years for 35 officers and crew onboard the Vessel, MV Seaman Guard Ohio , who were arrested by Marine Police, Thoothukudi, on charges of illegal possession of arms and unlawful activities in territorial waters of India. The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has acquitted and set ...
NOVEMBER 28, 2017 — At least some of the crew and armed guards of the antipiracy ship Seaman Guard Ohio, operated by privately-owned, U.S. headquartered AdvanFort, are now being released from Indian prisons after the High Court yesterday threw out their convictionson on all charges under which they had been ...
An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday. The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ...
An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday. The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ...
An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday. The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ...
Heindel, however, took aim at the US-headquartered owners of the Seaman Guard Ohio maritime security company AdvanFort. AdvanFort while initially supportive of the detained crew members later walked away leaving them stranded and unpaid in India. “Unfortunately, one glaring injustice remains: the ...
An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday. The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ...
The crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, which was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard off Tuticorin Port in October 2013, included 14 Estonians, six British nationals, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians. The prosecution took the floor for the last time in the Madurai court on Monday, and now the court's ...
It has been four years since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex-U.K. servicemen) on the Seaman Guard Ohio, were detained in India (October 12, 2013). The men, whose job was to protect commercial vessels from pirates in the Indian Ocean, have now been held far longer than any hostage held off ...
It has been four years since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex-U.K. servicemen) on the Seaman Guard Ohio, were detained in India (October 12, 2013). The men, whose job was to protect commercial vessels from pirates in the Indian Ocean, have now been held far longer than any hostage held off ...
The legal case for the 35 men held in India as part of the Seaman Guard Ohio case has come to a standstill. They filed an appeal against their conviction in February 2016; it was heard in court in November 2016 at which point the judge reserved orders. The judge has still not released his judgment on the ...
The legal case for the 35 men held in India as part of the Seaman Guard Ohio case has come to a standstill. They filed an appeal against their conviction in February 2016; it was heard in court in November 2016 at which point the judge reserved orders. The judge has still not released his judgment on the ...
On July 7, the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio will have been held in India for 1,000 days. The Mission to Seafarers and families of the men in the U.K. have called for a parliamentary lobby and supporter rally, following an earlier march held in May. The families are again calling for British MPs across all ...
On October 12, 2013, the 35 crew and guards on the Seaman Guard Ohio were arrested in India's territorial waters for possession of illegal arms and environmental pollution. Indian authorities arrested six British nationals, three Ukrainians, fourteen Estonians as well as twelve Indians after they boarded the ...
Serving on the Seaman Guard Ohio as a seaman, however, got him and 11 other Indians entangled in a criminal case that became an international controversy. Four years, time in prison, loss of income, devastated families and mental trauma — the seamen faced it all. They were finally acquitted by the ...
He and five other former British servicemen were working as security guards on the American-owned anti-piracy vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in the Indian Ocean when they were detained in 2013. They were charged with carrying unlicensed firearms and ammunition. The men insisted they had ...
Their future seems pretty bleak. K V Prakasan, Unnikrishnan Pillai, S Sudheer and Harjeet Singh, all ex-servicemen in their 40s, opted for jobs as security guards on board M V Seaman Guard Ohio. Unnikrishnan had worked for barely 19 days and Prakasan had completed just two months on Seaman ...


 

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