Families of missing sailors seek govt help

The families of the two South Indians sailors who were reported missing last Friday after their cargo ship ‘Emerald star’ sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region,

Published: 18th October 2017 01:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2017 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THRISSUR: The families of the two South Indians sailors who were reported missing last Friday after their cargo ship ‘Emerald star’ sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region, have approached the state and Central governments seeking steps to find and rescue them.M Rajkumar, who works with ‘The New Indian Express,’ Kochi, said his brother-in-law Subramaniam Giridhar Kumar, the third officer of the ship, joined the crew of the ship seven months ago after a small vacation. 

Rajesh R Nair

Hailing from Pollachi in Tamil Nadu, he has been working with the company for the past two years.
His wife Sri Uma has sought the intervention of the Tamil Nadu and Central governments to find the sailor. He has a 30-day-old baby.

Another missing crew member is Rajesh R Nair, 43, who hails from Kodungallur in Thrissur.  Son of the late Ramachandran and Ramani, Rajesh has been staying with his family in Mumbai for the past few years.  He had visited his ancestral house in Kodungallur along with wife Reshmi, an employee with the Western Railway, last June. The couple has two children - Vedanth and Ishitha. 

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