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Marcos: Government is doing everything to ensure safety of Pinoy seafarers onboard MV Tutor

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President Marcos on Friday said the government is taking all possible measures to ensure the safety and repatriation of Filipino seafarers aboard the MV Tutor.

In a short video, President Marcos said the country’s officials are coordinating with the UK Maritime Trade Operations to secure the crew’s immediate transfer to Djibouti.

“We are coordinating with the UK Maritime Trade Operations and looking for a way to bring you to Djibouti first. From there, arrangements are being made for the seafarers to return home to the Philippines,” he said.

“Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to bring them home safely,” the President added.

President Marcos vowed to provide aid and ensure their return is ongoing, with a focus on ensuring the crew’s well-being throughout the process.

The MV Tutor was attacked by Houthi rebels on Friday morning. According to the Department of Migrant Workers, 22 Filipino seafarers were onboard and one was reportedly missing.

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