Marina: Avoid Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

Marina: Avoid Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has taken a proactive stance on seafarer safety, urging shipping lines to avoid high-risk areas such as the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

"It might be costly to pass through another route; it may take an additional 22 days to go around, but still, we are ensuring that we are not putting the lives of seafarers at risk," Marina Administrator Sonia Malaluan said.

This directive aligns with Marina's broader commitment to safeguard Filipino seafarers, who face increasing dangers at sea. The agency has swiftly responded to the recent attacks by Houthi rebels, outlining measures to support affected seafarers.

"I have directed our Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Office and regional offices to reissue all documents without any requirements or fees," Malaluan said.The initiative aims to ensure seafarers can swiftly recover and resume their duties with updated credentials.

Marina's support extends to endorsing the Department of Migrant Workers' policy, which empowers Filipino seafarers to decline boarding ships passing through conflict zones.

"Marina fully supports the implementation of this policy, recognizing it as crucial for protecting seafarers' welfare amid heightened maritime security threats," Malaluan said.

The recent attacks at sea underscore the dangers faced by Filipino seafarers, with Malaluan highlighting the alarming toll. "Since last year, at least four ships with Filipino crew onboard have been attacked, resulting in tragic casualties and hostages," she said.

Malaluan said Marina's efforts are geared toward ensuring Filipino seafarers can continue contributing to global maritime trade in a safe and secure environment.

Marina continues to collaborate with international stakeholders to mitigate risks and uphold seafarer rights and appeals to the international community to support their efforts in advocating for safer shipping routes and protecting the lives of seafarers.

  • https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/money/marina-avoid-red-sea-gulf-of-aden/ar-BB1pGn2C?ocid=00000000

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