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Seafarers to receive extra payments if attacked in Strait of Hormuz

The designation of the Strait of Hormuz as a Temporary Extended Risk Zone entitles seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone to a bonus and doubled death and disability compensation. The strait is a key key shipping route for oil tankers and containerships on transit to Jebel Ali and beyond

While the attacks have thus far only affected tankers, the IBF said it wanted to show leadership and prompt action to reflect the concerns of the seafarers transiting the region

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