Gulf of Aden transit NO extra compensation




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    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 AreasBONUSMINIMUM BONUSCOMPENSATION ON DEATH AND DISABILITYRIGHT TO REFUSE SAILINGCONDITION ON REFUSAL TO SAILADDITIONAL TERMS
    IBF Warlike Operations Area-12 n.m. off Somali North CoastBasic wage per day of stay5 days basic wage + per day if longerDoubled compensationYESRepatriation at Companies cost + Compensation of 2 month Basic WageNONE
    IBF HRA-Gulf of Aden + 400 n.m. off Somali East Coast (EXCLUDES IRTC)Basic wage per duration of stay / transitNONEDoubled compensationYESRepatriation at Companies costIncreased 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 attackNONEDoubled compensation on day of attackYESRepatriation at Companies costIncreased 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 BeninBasic wage per duration of stay / transitNONEDoubled compensationYES (by submitting respective notice)Repatriation at Companies costIncreased security requirement + No Bonus / No extra compensation when vessel in secure berthing in guarded port areas

    The coordinates of various IBF warlike and risk zones are
    1. IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 n.m. off Somali North Coast
    2. This Warlike Operations Area includes the territorial waters extending up to the 12 nautical miles limit from due north of the north-western border of Somalia with Ethiopia to due north of Cape Gardafui.

    3. IBF High Risk Area – Gulf of Aden + 400 n.m. off Somali East Coast (EXCLUDING IRTC)
    4. The Western Border of this High Risk Area runs from the coastline at the border of Djibouti and Somalia to position 11 48 N, 45 E; from 12 00 N, 45 E to Mayyun Island in the Bab El Mandeb Straits. The Eastern Border runs from Rhiy di-Irisal on Suqutra Island to position 14 18 N, 53 E; from 14 30 N, 53 E to the coastline at the border between Yemen and Oman, together with a 400 mile zone off the eastern coast of Somalia, i.e. from Suqutra Island down to the Kenian border in the South.

    5. IBF Extended Risk Zone – West Indian Ocean (INCLUDING IRTC)
    6. The western border of the Extended Risk Zone runs from the coastline at the border of Djibouti and Somalia to position 11 48 N, 45 E; from 12 00 N, 45 E to Mayyun Island in the Bab El Mandeb Straits. The eastern border is set at 78 E, the southern border is set at 10 S and the Northern Border set at 26 N. Additionally, the IRTC in the Gulf of Aden.

    7. IBF High Risk Area – Gulf of Guinea : territorial waters (12 n. m.), ports and inland waterways of Nigeria and Benin
    8. The territorial waters of Benin and Nigeria, including ports, terminals and roads anchorages, the delta of the Niger river, other inland waterways and port facilities, except only when the vessel is attached securely to a berth or SBM facility in a guarded port area.
    Surprisingly ITF website has still not updated these changes, so for more details you can check IMEC-IBF website (PDF).
    Wish every mariners having Gulf of ADEN transit, a very safe journey !Gulf of Aden transit NO extra compensation

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