ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Embassy in Cairo is extending full support to the Pakistani sailors stranded onboard a Kuwaiti cargo ship near the port of Suez, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. According to Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, 18 Pakistani sailors, including the captain of the ship, have been stranded onboard MV AKKAZ in the Red Sea near the port of Suez as the Egyptian government has been in custody of the ship since four months over non-payment issues. The Pakistan Embassy in Cairo is in touch with the captain and an embassy officer has also visited the ship to check the condition of the crew. Meanwhile the Pakistan embassy in Cairo is using all possible measures to provide consular and logistic assistance to the crew. It is pertinent to mention that the ship reached Suez waters on October 13 but was not allowed to enter Suez Canal due to a mechanical failure and expiry of technical license.