11 Pinoy 'True Confidence' seafarers to return to PH — DMW
11 Pinoy 'True Confidence' seafarers to return to PH — DMW
11 Pinoy 'True Confidence' seafarers to return to PH — DMW
by Mary Antalan11 March 2024
Photo courtesy: Department of Migrant Workers

11 Filipino seafarers of the bulk carrier True Confidence will be returning to the Philippines on Tuesday, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) confirmed on Monday, March 11.

"We are preparing a fitting welcome for our brave seafarers upon their arrival," said DMW Officer-in-Charge Hans Leo J. Cacdac.

In a press release, the DMW said the eleven returning seafarers are composed of the 10 unharmed crew members in the missile attack, which was made by Houthi rebels in the Gulf of Aden.

The 11th returning crew member who suffered from minor injuries was declared "fit to travel" by medical authorities.


Meanwhile, two of the remaining Filipino crew members of True Confidence remain in a hospital in Djibouti City.

"Their condition is stable and being monitored by medical professionals. They will be repatriated to the Philippines as soon as they are medically certified as 'fit for travel'," the statement read.

"Meantime, recovery operations are underway for the retrieval of the remains of three crew members, two of them Filipino, who died in the missile attack," it added.

Cacdac also expressed his sympathy to the two Filipino seafarers killed in the missile attack as he prayed for the success of the salvaging operation to repatriate their remains.


DMW said the returning crew members had already received their travel documents from the DFA.

Their shipping and manning agency is in charge of managing their flight arrangements.

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