February 27, 2024

Filipino seafarers can now refuse to sail through Gulf of Aden —DMW

Filipino seafarers now have the right to refuse to sail through the Gulf of Aden and be repatriated instead, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) announced Friday.
advertisement. DMW officer-in-charge Hans Leo Cacdac said Filipino seafarers who would refuse to sail through the Gulf of Aden would be repatriated at the company’s expense and would receive compensation equal to two months of basic wage. The development stemmed from the International Bargaining Forum’s (IBF) decision to expand the scope of high-risk areas (HRAs) to cover the entire Gulf of Aden. The expanded HRA now includes the entire southern section of the Red Sea and the entire Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula, stretching across to the coast of Eritrea in the Horn of Africa region of Eastern Africa.

LINK: https://seafarertimes.com/2020-21/node/8855