27 Pinoy crew of tankers at­tacked in Oman safe

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ALL 27 Filipino crew mem­bers of the two tankers at­tacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thurs­day, June 13, are safe and un­harmed, ac­cord­ing to the De­part­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment (DOLE).

In a ra­dio in­ter­view, DOLE Sec­re­tary Sil­vestre Bello III said he was told by La­bor At­tache to Mus­cat Pon­ciano Ligutom that all Filipinos are safe.

“There was an at­tack there, but, for­tu­nately, we have no coun­try­men that are among the ca­su­al­ties,” Bello said.

“All 27 of them are safe,” he added.

Bello is­sued the state­ment af­ter two tankers were al­legedly at­tacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thurs­day, The two ships, one car­ry­ing oil and the other, chem­i­cals, were struck in in­ter­na­tional wa­ters by still un­known at­tack­ers.

Re­ports said all crew mem­bers were safely evac­u­ated via life rafts, which were sub­se­quently res­cued by a ship headed to the United Arab Emi­rates.

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