Global maritime employers and unions have designated the Strait of Hormuz as a Temporary Extended Risk Zone. This means that seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone, are entitled to a bonus and doubled death and disability compensation.
David Heindel, member of the Seafarers’ Rights International Advisory Board and chair of the ITF Seafarers Section, said that, “these are trying times for the industry and seafarers in particular, who are simply trying to provide income for their families… it was our desire that the International Bargaining Forum show leadership and move quickly to reflect the concerns of the seafarers transiting this region.
“I am pleased that our partners have responded positively to our request to reflect the potential risks that exist for all ships and all seafarers transiting the Strait of Hormuz at this time. We continue to call for calm in the area and the release of the crew.”