Filipino seafarers safe after Yemen rebel attack — DMW
MANILA, Philippines — The 15 Filipino crew members of the container ship Al Jasrah are “safe and accounted for,” the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Saturday.
On Friday, the ship was hit by missiles from a drone attack by the Yemeni rebel Houthi while crossing the Bab al Mandeb Strait which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
According to the ship’s manning agency and the shipping company, all crew members, including the 15 Filipinos, are safe and accounted for, the DMW said.
DMW Officer-in-Charge Hans Leo Cacdac also told the DMW Sea-Based Operations Units to monitor the situation and coordinate with the manning agency and the shipping company.
Cacdac also ordered the manning agency to meet with the family members of the Filipino seafarers and the DMW for updates.