Parents Await Son’s Body After His Death on Ship in Saudi Port


Parents of a merchant army officer from Nagpur who died on board a ship anchored in a port in Saudi Arabia ultimate week have asked the authorities to expedite the repatriation of his mortal remains.

As in line with the Indian embassy, the technique can take three to four weeks, but Rajiv Sharma, father of Luv Sharma, the deceased, has puzzled why it must take see you later. Luv Sharma, 35, died aboard the ship ‘Bahri Bulk’ whilst it became anchored at Dammam on February 24. He became running as chief officer on the deliver because November 2018.

“On February 24 I changed into knowledgeable through the deliver management that due to an unfortunate incident within the shipment-keep, Luv collapsed and has been taken to health center,” Rajiv Sharma stated. Three hours later he turned into knowledgeable that Luv had died.

“They (the transport company) agree that the body shall be repatriated at their cost once all of the research and formalities at Dammam are completed,” he said. “But the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia knowledgeable the Directorate General Shipping that the process may additionally take upto six to 8 weeks,” he stated.

“Investigations can move on. I don’t have any objection. But a lifeless body will not talk up. It have to be despatched back to the family after autopsy. I fail to apprehend why the body should be detained for this type of lengthy length,” Sharma stated.

Sharma said he had approached Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s office in Nagpur, requesting the minister’s personal intervention. Gadkari’s workplace got in touch with the DG Shipping and became instructed that repatriation of the frame can also take upto even months, he stated.

As per a letter despatched with the aid of the Indian embassy to DG Shipping, the research in such subjects takes “widespread time” and the delivery employer will dispatch the frame after finishing all formalities which takes “three-four weeks”.