Nine more sailors of the 17 Pakistani Crew members stuck on a ship anchored in Egypt’s Suez Canal for over three months returned home after intervention by the Pakistani Embassy in Egypt.

Chief officer of the Ship Muhammad Jamil said due to ill health the Captain of the Ship had been transferred to a Hospital and will return to Pakistan after he recovers.

The 17 workers had been stranded abroad for months after the Egyptian government had reportedly confiscated their passports.

In the first week of January, four amongst those stranded had returned to Pakistan after intervention by Diplomatic Authorities. A few weeks later, three more sailors returned home.

The sailors told the media that the shipping corporation had not paid them their due salaries for all the months that they were stranded on the ship.