Monday, September 10, 2012

PHL Government Adopts Measures to Ensure Safety of Filipino Seafarers

To protect Filipino seamen from rampant sea piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that the Philippines is planning to adopt measures that would give more protection to seafarers.

In an interview done by Inquirer (, the spokesperson for DFA, Raul Hernandez said, “The plan calls for, among other measures, the adoption of what the merchant shipping industry refers to as “best management practices.”
The ship protection procedures that they are planning to implement includes the following:
  • Putting anti-piracy alarms all over the ships
  • Arrangements for watch and lookout
  • Installing razor wires
  • Providing nig vision optics
  • Putting water cannons
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