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IBF LIST of Designated War Risk Areas, with Applicable Benefits (as of 1st January 2023) + POEA Board Resolution War Risk Trading Areas and Ports

IBF LIST of designated risk areas, with applicable benefits (as of 1st January 2023):


  1. IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 nm. off the mainland Yemeni Coast, including all ports, excluding Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea
  2. “IBF Extended Risk Zone” – Gulf of Guinea, from the Liberia/Ivory Coast border to 00°N 005°E, to the Angola/Namibia border
  3. IBF Warlike Operations Area – Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N
  4. IBF Warlike Operations Area – Northern Black Sea Region
  5. Warlike Operations Area – all ports in Ukraine


IBF LIST of designated risk areas, with applicable benefits (as of 1st January 2023): 


1. IBF Warlike Operations Area 

– 12 nm. off the mainland Yemeni Coast, including all ports, excluding Maritime  Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea – Charts 1, 2 and 3 


• bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer;  

• doubled compensations for death and disability;  

• right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage  • recommended to operate at ISPS Level 3  


2. “IBF Extended Risk Zone” 

– Gulf of Guinea, from the Liberia/Ivory Coast border to 00°N 005°E, to the  Angola/Namibia border – Chart 4 


• bonus equal to basic wage, payable only on the day the vessel is attacked in an act of piracy; 

• doubled compensations for death and disability if they occur on the day the vessel isattacked 

• increased BMP level 


3. IBF Warlike Operations Area 

– Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N – Chart 5 


• bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer; 

• doubled compensations for death and disability; 

• right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage • recommended to operate at ISPS Level 3 


4. IBF Warlike Operations Area 

– Northern Black Sea Region – Chart 6 


• bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer; 

• doubled compensations for death and disability; 

• right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage • recommended to operate at ISPS Level 3 


5. Warlike Operations Area 

– all ports in Ukraine 


• bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer; 

• doubled compensations for death and disability; 

• right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage • recommended to operate at ISPS Level 3


Chart 1: Warlike Area 12nm off the Yemeni Mainland coast (west) 


Chart 1: Warlike Area 12nm off the Yemeni Mainland coast (west)
Warlike Area 12’ off  Yemeni Coast

Chart 2: East Africa

Warlike Area 12’ off Yemeni Coast (also shown on Chart 1) / Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC)
Warlike Area 12’ off Yemeni Coast (also shown on Chart 1) / Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC)


Chart 3: Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait 


(Vessels transiting within the MSTC are NOT in the Warlike Area) / Warlike Area 12’ off  Yemeni Coast Maritime Security  Transit Corridor (MSTC)
(Vessels transiting within the MSTC are NOT in the Warlike Area) / Warlike Area 12’ off  Yemeni Coast Maritime Security  Transit Corridor (MSTC)


Chart 4: Gulf of Guinea ERZ


Extended Risk Zone, Gulf of Guinea
Extended Risk Zone, Gulf of Guinea


Chart 5: IBF Warlike Operations Area – Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N


IBF Warlike Operations Area – Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N
IBF Warlike Operations Area – Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N


Chart 6: IBF Warlike Operations Area – Northern Black Sea Region


IBF Warlike Operations Area – Northern Black Sea Region
IBF Warlike Operations Area – Northern Black Sea Region



IBF list of Risk designations (details) 


DESIGNATION 1. 


IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 n.m. off Yemeni mainland Coast 


• This Warlike Operations Area includes Yemeni territorial waters extending up to the 12 nautical miles  limit from the border of Yemen with Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea and the border of Yemen and Oman in the Gulf of Aden, with the exception ofthe Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea where  the lanes of this safe passage corridor overlap with this Warlike Area. 

• This Warlike Area applies to all vessels, whether underway or not, including all vessels at anchor and  berthed “all fast” within the Area 


During a vessel’s transit of this Area, the protection of seafarers through the ISPS Level 3 measure should be adopted,  which may include the provision of personnel or systems which appropriately reduce the vulnerability of a vessel.  The sufficiency of such extra security measures should be determined depending on vessel type, size, freeboard during transit and speed, with consulting and seeking advice ofrespective ITF union(s) where necessary. 


During the period of transit/stay within this Warlike Area, seafarers shall be entitled to compensation amounting to  100% of the basic wage and a doubled compensation payable in case of death and disability. This entitlement should  be payable for a minimum of 5 days upon the entry into the Area and further for each day of the vessel’s actual stay  in the Area. 


In the case of vessels transiting the IBF Warlike Area, seafarers have the right not to proceed with the passage. In  such an event, the seafarer concerned shall be repatriated at the company’s cost with benefits accrued until date of  return to the port of engagement and with the payment of 2 months’ basic wage as compensation. 


This Area excludes the Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea established by Combined Maritime  Forces (CMF). This corridor is patrolled by international naval forces and therefore recommended for a safe passage.  


This designation is in force from 0001Z on 1 March 2018.



DESIGNATION 2. 


“IBF Extended Risk Zone” – Gulf of Guinea including all ports, terminals and road anchorages and inland  waterways. 


The coordinates of this area run in a direct line from the Liberia/Ivory Coast border to 00°N 005°E, to the  Angola/Namibia border 

During a vessel’s transit of this area, protection of seafarers through the provision of increased security measures  should be adopted. Such measures must be above the latest Best Management Practice (BMP West Africa) level and  may include the provision of personnel or systems which appropriately reduce the vulnerability of a vessel. The  sufficiency of such extra security measures should be determined depending on vessel type, size, freeboard during  transit and speed, with consulting and seeking advice of respective ITF union(s) wherenecessary. 


The adoption of Best Management Practice is required as a minimum standard of protection. 


During the period of transit of the Extended Risk Zone, each seafarer shall be entitled to a bonus equal to 100% of the basic wage and a doubled compensation in case of injury or death on any day during which the vessel they are  serving on is attacked. The proof of these entitlements shall be subject to a confirmed entry into the ship’s logbook  and a report of attack being lodged with recognised international reporting authorities, such as MDAT-GoG. The maximum period when these entitlements may apply shall not exceed the number of days of the vessel’s transit of  the IBF Extended Risk Zone. Forthe purpose ofthis article an attackmeans any unauthorised and obvious action taken  by a third party in a willful attempt to board or damage the vessel or to harm the crew which leads to the activation  of the relevant vessel contingency plans including the alerting of the whole crew. Individual random attempts  (whether successful or not) of unarmed boarding for the purpose of unauthorized sale, begging, minor stealth and  etc. leading to no harm/damage to the crew and posing no threat to seafarers’ lives, health and safety shall not  count as ‘attacks’ for the purpose of this article. 


A vessel will not be considered to be in the Extended Risk Zone, once berthed “all fast” within the area. 


This designation is in force from 0001Z on 1st January 2023



DESIGNATION 3: 


Warlike Operations Area – Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N. 


During a vessel’s transit of this Area, the protection of seafarers through the ISPS Level 3 measure should be adopted,  which may include the provision of personnel or systems which appropriately reduce the vulnerability of a vessel. The sufficiency of such extra security measures should be determined depending on vessel type, size, freeboard during transit and speed, with consulting and seeking advice ofrespective ITF union(s) where necessary. 


During the period of transit/stay within this Warlike Area, seafarers shall be entitled to compensation amounting to  100% of the basic wage and a doubled compensation payable in case of death and disability. This entitlement should  be payable for a minimum of 5 days upon the entry into the Area and further for each day of the vessel’s actual stay  in the Area. 


In the case of vessels transiting the IBF Warlike Area, seafarers have the right not to proceed with the passage. In  such an event, the seafarer concerned shall be repatriated at the company’s cost with benefits accrued until date of  return to the port of engagement and with the payment of 2 months’ basic wage as compensation. 


The designation is in effect from 1st March 2022 until 24th January 2023, unless extended by mutual consent.



DESIGNATION 4: 


Warlike Operations Area - Northern Black Sea Region 


• This Warlike Operations Area runsfrom the Ukrainian/Romanian borderto position 45° 10’N 031° 00’E  and to position 45° 25’N 032° 30’E. 

The entitlements are the same as those listed in Designation 3 above (IBF WOA Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N) 


The designation is in effect from 1st March 2022 until 24th January 2023, unless extended by mutual consent.



DESIGNATION 5: 


Warlike Operations Area – all ports in Ukraine 


• This Warlike Area applies to all vessels, whether underway or not, including all vessels at anchor and  berthed “all fast” within the Area 


The entitlements are the same as those listed in Designation 3 above (IBF WOA Sea of Azov, north of latitude 46°N) The designation is in effect from 1st March 2022 until 24th January 2023, unless extended by mutual consent.



SOURCE: International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) via PHILIPPINE-JAPAN MANNING CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL, INC. Memo Circular No.  : 016-2022




IBF LIST of Designated Warlike War Risk Areas, with applicable benefits (as of 1st November 2020)



1) IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 nm. off the mainland Yemeni Coast, excluding Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) in the Red Sea - Charts 1 and 2a

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer;

 doubled compensations for death and disability;

 right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage

1a) IBF Warlike Operations Area – all ports in Yemen – Chart 2a

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable for 5 days minimum + per day if longer;

 doubled compensations for death and disability;

 right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost and compensation equal to 2 month’s basic wage



2) “IBF High Risk Area” – Gulf of Aden + 12 nm. off Somali East Coast (Shown in red shade on Chart 2 below, excluding the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) as detailed in Chart 2a)

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable for the actual duration of stay / transit;

 doubled compensations for death and disability;

 right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost

 increased BMP level



3) “IBF Extended Risk Zone” – West Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, up to the Yemen/Saudi Arabia border at 16⁰ 22’N (shown on chart 2a and 2b) and including the MSTC (shown on charts 1 and 3) but excluding the Warlike Operations Areas and the High Risk Area designated in 1, and 2a above.

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable only on the day the vessel is attacked;

 doubled compensations for death and disability if occur on the day the vessel is attacked

 increased BMP level



4) “IBF High Risk Area” – Gulf of Guinea: territorial waters (12 n m.), ports and inland waterways of Nigeria and Benin (chart 4a), excluding the MEZ, SAA and the STS* (Shown in green shade on chart 4b below, excluding the Maritime Exclusion Zone (MEZ), the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) and the Ship-to-Ship Zone (STS) which are to be treated as IBF Extended Risk Zones with identical treatment as Designation 3 above)

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable for the actual duration of stay / transit;

 doubled compensations for death and disability;

 right to refuse sailing, with repatriation at company’s cost (by submitting respective notice)

 increased security requirements



5). “IBF Extended Risk Zone” – Gulf of Guinea, from the Liberia/Ivory Coast border to the Congo/Angola border (chart 5), excluding the IBF High Risk Area specified as Designation 4.

 bonus equal to basic wage, payable only on the day the vessel is attacked;

 doubled compensations for death and disability if occur on the day the vessel is attacked

 increased BMP level


Attachment to the IBF list of warlike and high-risk designations

DESIGNATION 1. IBF Warlike Operations Area – 12 n.m. off Yemeni mainland Coast

DESIGNATION 1a. IBF Warlike Operations Area: all ports in Yemen

DESIGNATION 2. “IBF High Risk Area”: Gulf of Aden + 12 n.m. off Somali East Coast, excluding the IRTC

DESIGNATION 3. “IBF Extended Risk Zone” – W. Indian Ocean and Red Sea, with the addition of the Maritime Security

Transit Corridor (MSTC) which includes the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC).

DESIGNATION 4. “IBF High Risk Area” – Gulf of Guinea, excluding the Maritime Exclusion Zone (MEZ), the Secure

Anchorage Area (SAA) and the Ship-to-Ship Zone (STS)

DESIGNATION 5. “IBF Extended Risk Zone” – Gulf of Guinea, including the Maritime Exclusion Zone (MEZ), the Secure Anchorage

Area (SAA) and the Ship-to-Ship Zone (STS), excluding 12nm off the coast of Nigeria and Benin


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