NHRC: National Human Rights Commission took suo moto action by taking cognizance of the condition of the stranded sailors near Chinese ports. NHRC asked the External Affairs Ministry of India to make sure that immediate relief is provided to the members of stranded ships.

 Points To Note

  • After suo moto cognizance of National Human Rights Commission, India has requested China to provide immediate help to the crew of stranded cargo vessels, MV Anastasia and MV Jag Anand.
  • There is a total of 39 crew members on both vessels.
  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese rules do not allow the change of crew.
  • The China has expressed a willingness to provide assistance to the sailors.
  • MV Jag Anand cargo is stranded near the Jingtang port of China since 13th June 2020. The cargo has 23 sailors.
  • MV Anastasia cargo is stranded near Caofeidian port since September 13th, 2020. Anastasia cargo has 16 crew members.
  • According to the reports, the crew members of the cargo ships need water and medical facilities. There is enough food but contaminated water is leading to infections among the crew members.


National Human Rights Commission is a statutory body of India responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights and It was founded in 1993. It achieved statutory status through the Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993.

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