THE Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) announced it will soon bring home the two seafarers from the foiled hijacking event in the Gulf of Aden.
DMW Officer-in-Charge Hans J. Cacdac said they received requests from the families of both sailors for the repatriation of their loved ones.
“They must be given appropriate time for their full recovery. It will not be enough if they are not able to be with their loved ones,” Cacdac said in a radio interview last Tuesday.
The DMW has reported that US Naval Forces were able to foil the hijacking attempt of M/V Central Park in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend.
Following the incident, the DMW said the Filipino seafarers are now safe at an undisclosed location.
“It would be inappropriate at this stage to identify their location. But, rest assured, they are safe and unharmed,” Cacdac said.
He said they will provide the necessary aid not only to the seafarers but also their families.
“We are making sure that the families feel our assurances of support and our presence, whether face to face or video conferencing,” the DMW chief said.