Mar 4, 2020, 12:51 PM
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Diplomat: Seven Iranian sailors released in Maldives

Chabahar, March 4, IRNA – Seven Iranian sailors arrested by Maldives coastal guard were released after three months, head of Iranian Foreign Ministry office in Chabahar Free Zone Hamid Reza Toosi said on Wednesday.

Toosi told IRNA that the Iranian sailors were from Konarak town whose launch was damaged due to storm and could not sail.

Thanks to the efforts made by Iranian Foreign Ministry, Iran embassy in Sri Lanka and foreign ministry office in Chabahar, all seven sailors were released and returned home, he added.

He noted that no Iranian sailor is now in prison in Maldives.

He added that there are 25,000 fish hunters with 1,430 ships and 1,000 launches are hunting in Konarak, Tis, Ramin, Zar Abad, Pozm, Chabahar, Beris, Gwadar Bay and some other ports.

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