Increased risk in the Strait of Hormuz can mean increased pay and benefits for attacked crew

The International Transport Federation (ITF) and International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), collectively the Internationally Bargaining Forum (IBF), has agreed to temporarily extend the risk zone in the Strait of Hormuz.

What does this mean?

This means that seafarers that are attacked while in the zone are entitled to a bonus and double death and disability compensation.

Extended Risk Zone limits

The new Extended Risk Zone is defined by the following positions but excludes areas within three nautical miles off the main coastlines of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Iran:

  • On the West: A line joining Ra’s-e Dastakan (26°33’N – 55°17’E) in Iran, southward to Jaztal Hamra lighthouse (25°44’N – 55°48’E), in the United Arab Emirates (the common limit with the Persian Gulf).
  • On the East: A line joining Ra’s Līmah (25°57’N – 56°28’E), in Oman, eastward to Ra’s al Kūh (25°48’N – 57°18’E), in Iran (the common limit with the Arabian Sea).

Further information can be found on the ITF’s website here.