However, the court denied bail to ship's captain Dudinik Valentyn and its vice-captain Paul David Dennish Towers.
Dudinik Valentyn, 34 others and diesel supplier R Munithevan of Manali had filed the bail petitions at the high court. Justice R S Ramanathan heard the matter and reserved his verdict on March 14. While passing orders on Wednesday, the judge observed that it was difficult to find fault with the other crew members for the ship's entry into the Indian waters. If needed, the captain and vice-captain could be blamed for it.
According to the bail conditions, the 33 ship members should produce surety to the tune of Rs 2 lakh each and reside in Chennai and sign at Mylapore police station twice a day, at 10am and 5 pm. The diesel supplier should produce a surety of Rs 50,000 and sign at 'Q' branch police station in Tuticorin.