3. The members of the IBF confirm that the application of good management practices is necessary as a minimum standard of protection for all ships operating under the IBF agreements. 9. The parties have accepted that this agreement, in relation to the terms of the IBF collective agreement, may lead to more favourable treatment for seafarers serving in the region, but which in no way infringe existing contractual rights. International Maritime Employers` Committee Ltd. informed its members that following the discussion, at a meeting of the IBF High Level Officers in Tokyo and the subsequent communication between the parties, it was agreed to create a high-risk zone in the territorial waters of Nigeria and Benin, extending up to 12 nautical miles from the coast. The full text of the agreement follows and members should keep in mind that it will enter into force on 1 April 2012. IMEC members were invited to ensure that the masters of all ships visiting Nigeria or Benin are informed of this new name and that the necessary information is made available to seafarers as follows: for ships covered by an IBF agreement, the areas are designated by the IBF. In the relevant documents on the right of this page, you will find the most up-to-date information on the areas designated by the IBF For vessels covered by the non-IBF Agreement (TCC), the areas are designated by the ITF. In the corresponding documents on the right of this page, you will find the most up-to-date information on areas not identified by IBF. These names by the ITF and the ibF must be attached to the CBA and made available to each ship so that they are accessible to the crew. Any changes/additions to areas of application to which the IBF may agree or the ITF from time to time will be updated on this page.
For all ships covered by the IBF and TCC agreements, you have the right to be informed at the time of transfer whether the ship is intended for or can enter a high-risk operations or a high-risk area; or if the information is known at sea, immediately. 5. During the transit period through the IBF High Risk Zone, seafarers shall be entitled to compensation equal to 100% of the basic salary and double compensation in the event of death and disability. This right should apply every day the ship stays in the high-risk area. HIGH-RISK ZONE – Somali piracy 25 March 2011 (201 KB). In accordance with the Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), the HRA (updated on 8 October 2015) an area bounded by: In the Red Sea: northern border: 15° North latitude, In the Gulf of Oman: northern border: northern border: 22° northern boundary: longitude 065°E Southern limit: latitude 5°S The IBF WOAC accepted that the lack of effective crew change around the world represented a risk and to consider the request and its potential effects. IBF WOAC ITF members maintained their position and that the ITF, its affiliated unions and its inspectorate would continue to support seafarers who have concluded their contracts and wish to return home. High-risk piracy zones (HRAs) have been declared in different parts of the world to reflect the precautions to be taken when passing ships.  These include: 8. In the event of an attack, a regular link should be maintained with the families of seafarers in order to inform them of the status of the crew members working in the area and of the safety measures taken to protect and assist them. .