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Last two Pinoy seafarers in Houthi raid back home

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The last two Filipino seamen who were wounded in a who suffered serious Houthi missile attack on their tanker on March 6, are back in the country and have reunited with their families.

According to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) the two Filipino crewmen of the M/V True Confidence landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport aboard a chartered medical evacuation flight at 6:45 a.m. from Djibouti.

DMW officer-in-charge Hans Leo Cacdac said one of the seafarers suffered a serious leg injury and was amputated, while the second suffered major burns.

The duo was cleared “fit to travel” by medical doctors who treated them at a Djibouti hospital in East Africa.

A medical team met them at the airport and taken to a hospital where they would continue to recuperate from their injuries.

“They have also been reunited with their families in the hospital,” the DMW said in a statement.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) personnel were also at the airport to we come the injured Filipino seafarers to ensure their wellbeing.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted the M/V True Confidence with an anti-ship missile while navigating the Gulf of Aden on March 6 enroute to to Jeddah and Aqaba from China, carrying a cargo of steel products and trucks.

Three crewmembers died, consisting of two Filipinos and one Vietnamese, while three Filipinos suffered injuries.

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