Two Indian ships with 484 evacuees arrive from Yemen
“MV Kavaratti and MV Corals with 475 people reached Kochi to a rousing welcome by Naval and Cochi Port Trust officials in presence of Naval band,” a Navy spokesman said. This is the last Indian evacuation from Yemen by the sea route. The two ships had left Djibouti on April 12. The passengers arrived here included 337 Bangladesh nationals and 65 Yemenese of Indian Origin.
Officials from Bangladesh government are in the town to co-ordinate onward travel of their fellow nationals. However, it is not clear what stand the government would take on the 65 Yemenese of Indian origin, Kerala government officials here said. India had launched a massive air and sea evacuation operation late last month to bring back its nationals stranded in Yemen.
Indian naval vessels have also evacuated over 1,670 Indians from Aden, Al Hudaydah and Al
Mukalla ports in Yemen since March 31.