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11 seafarers of MV True Confidence received P50K each as financial assistance from DMW, 20K from DSWD

11 seafarers of MV True Confidence received P50K each

PHILIPPINES — In a welcome turn of events, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) announced today, March 14, 2024, that the two remaining crewmen of the True Confidence have safely returned to the Philippines. These brave individuals had endured harrowing circumstances after their vessel was struck by a missile launched by Houthi rebels on March 6th.

After receiving medical clearance from authorities in Djibouti, the two crewmen, who had sustained serious injuries during the attack, were deemed “fit for travel.” They arrived in the Philippines earlier this morning, landing at 6:45 a.m. via a chartered medical evacuation flight.

Upon their arrival, the crewmen were promptly received by a dedicated medical team who transported them to a hospital for further treatment and recovery. Notably, they were also joyfully reunited with their families in the hospital, marking a heartwarming moment of relief amid the challenging ordeal they had endured. In light of the circumstances, both the crewmen and their families have requested privacy during this time.

Meanwhile, the Filipino government wasted no time in providing immediate assistance to the 11 other crew members of the bulk carrier M/V True Confidence upon their arrival at NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City on March 12th.

Recognizing the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such a traumatic event can have on seafarers, the Department of Migrant Workers swiftly offered financial assistance amounting to P50,000. This monetary aid was accompanied by comprehensive reintegration support, ensuring that the seafarers receive the necessary resources and guidance to ease their transition back into society. In addition, the Department of Health provided these individuals with crucial medical and psychiatric assessments to address any trauma or injuries sustained.

Acknowledging the importance of long-term support, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) extended livelihood aid worth P20,000 to the crew members. This assistance aims to help them rebuild their lives and regain stability in the face of adversity. Furthermore, the seafarers were granted valuable scholarship and training vouchers from TESDA, empowering them to acquire new skills and opportunities for their future endeavors.

The united effort of multiple government agencies reflects the Philippines’ commitment to safeguarding the welfare and well-being of its citizens, especially those who work tirelessly in challenging and high-risk environments. By providing immediate assistance and long-term support, the government aims to facilitate the crew members’ recovery and ensure their successful reintegration into society.

As the crewmen of the True Confidence embark on their journey of healing and rebuilding, their resilience serves as a testament to the human spirit’s indomitable nature. Their safe return to the Philippines represents a beacon of hope and a reminder of the unwavering support that awaits those who face adversity on the high seas.