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South Korea releases Indian sailors after two years

Two Indian sailors held in South Korea since 2007 in connection with a collision case, were today acquitted by the South Korean Supreme Court and will be returning to India soon, a National Union of Seafarers of India official said. Captain Jaspreet Chawla and his Chief Officer Shyam Chetan, had been detained by South Koreann authorities after a collision.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2009 15:15 IST

Two Indian sailors held in South Korea since 2007 in connection with a collision case, were today acquitted by the South Korean Supreme Court and will be returning to India soon, a National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) official said.

The two, Captain Jaspreet Chawla and his Chief Officer Shyam Chetan, had been detained by South Koreann authorities after a collision between the Hebei Spirit, a crude carrier carrying 2.6 lakh tonnes of crude oil, and a Samsung-owned barge, the official said.

Chawla and Chetan will be coming to India soon, NUSI General Secretary Abdulghani Serang said.