Three seafarers killed in Red Sea conflict

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Three seafarers aboard the Greek-owned, Barbados-flagged merchant vessel True Confidence were killed, and at least four others severely injured, in a Houthi drone/missile attack on Wednesday, March 6th – the first deaths since the attacks started in the Red Sea.  A Houthi spokesperson mistook True Confidence as an “American ship.”

Seafarers in a major union have garnered more choice over whether to go through the embattled corridor. The International Bargaining Forum extended a high-risk area in the region to cover both the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, allowing seafarers who refuse to sail into the area to be repatriated and compensated if they are not transferred to another vessel. The IBF is made up of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and employers forming the Joint Negotiating Group. The ITF is urging a full halt of merchant ships through the Red Sea. It is estimated that only 30% of the usual shipping capacity is still passing through the Red Sea and Suez Canal

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