Since July 2014 International Bargaining Forum (IBF) has redefined High Risk Area (HRA) making Gulf of Aden transit extra compensation to seafarers CONDITIONAL. In short, the IRTC which was initially under HRA has been shifted to Extended risk zone.
The compensation and rights of seafarer are now
|IBF Warlike and High Risk Areas||BONUS||MINIMUM BONUS||COMPENSATION ON DEATH AND DISABILITY||RIGHT TO REFUSE SAILING||CONDITION ON REFUSAL TO SAIL||ADDITIONAL TERMS|
|IBF Warlike Operations Area-12 n.m. off Somali North Coast||Basic wage per day of stay||5 days basic wage + per day if longer||Doubled compensation||YES||Repatriation at Companies cost + Compensation of 2 month Basic Wage||NONE|
|IBF HRA-Gulf of Aden + 400 n.m. off Somali East Coast (EXCLUDES IRTC)||Basic wage per duration of stay / transit||NONE||Doubled compensation||YES||Repatriation at Companies cost||Increased BMP level + No Bonus /No extra compensation when vessel anchored or berthed in secure ports, except in Somalia|
|IBF Extended Risk Zone-West Indian Ocean (INCLUDES IRTC)||Basic wage per day of attack||NONE||Doubled compensation on day of attack||YES||Repatriation at Companies cost||Increased BMP level + No Bonus / No extra compensation when vessel anchored or berthed in secure ports, except in Somalia|
|IBF High Risk Area-Gulf of Guinea: territorial waters (12 n. m.), ports and inland waterways of Nigeria and Benin||Basic wage per duration of stay / transit||NONE||Doubled compensation||YES (by submitting respective notice)||Repatriation at Companies cost||Increased security requirement + No Bonus / No extra compensation when vessel in secure berthing in guarded port areas|