DMW: Search ops underway for missing Filipino seafarer

DMW: Search ops underway for missing Filipino seafarer from MV Tutor

/ 08:08 PM June 15, 2024

DMW OIC Hans Leo Cacdac at the press briefing held in the Department of Migrant Workers main office providing updates on affected nationals and OFWs caught in the middle of the Israel-Gaza conflict plus latest efforts from the national government. Cacdac said the department is bracing for repatriation and are (in the process of) helping to prepare flights for OFWs. LYN RILLON/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER new zealand ofwa

Migrant Workers Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac during the press briefing held at the Department of Migrant Workers main office in this file photo taken in November 2023. LYN RILLON/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines — A search operation will be conducted to find the remaining missing Filipino seafarer aboard the MV Tutor, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Hans Cacdac said on Saturday.

According to Cacdac, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has ordered to find the seafarer, who was in the engine room when the vessel that was travelling the Red Sea was attacked by Houthi rebels on June 12.


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“And having said that, ‘yung utos ng ating Pangulo na hanapin ‘yung nag-iisang seafarer onboard the MV Tutor,” Cacdac said in a news forum.

(And having said that, it is the order of our president to find the remaining seafarer onboard the MV Tutor.)

“Mayroon isang natitira, siya ay nandudoon sa engine room noong panahon na nag-attack iyong drones at iyong missiles at nabaha ‘no – the ship took in water doon mismo sa engine room where he was located. So, we are still searching for him,” he added.

(There is one remaining, he was in the engine room when the drones and missiles attacked, and the ship took in water in the engine room.  So, we are still searching for him.)

The 21 other Filipino crew members of the vessel were rescued and will be brought to Bahrain, Cacdac added.

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“We shall provide fullest support and assistance to them,” he continued.

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