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Filipino Fishermen in Saudi Arabia told to Avoid Eritrean Waters

Filipino Fishermen away Eritrean coasts
Lesson learned. Filipino fishermen warned from illegally fishing in Eritrean waters

By The Filipino Times,

Filipino fishermen based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA have been warned against crossing into Eritrean waters, and becoming victims of piracy and detention.

The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed migrant workers, issued the warning while welcoming home nine Filipino fishermen who were deported by the government of Eritrea after they were caught fishing illegally in their territorial seas, reported Manila Bulletin.

“Filipino fishermen based in Saudi Arabia should resist the temptation to illegally fish outside the Kingdom’s borders particularly in the seas of Eritrea […],” the Center reportedly said. Continue reading Filipino Fishermen in Saudi Arabia told to Avoid Eritrean Waters

Eritrea: Nine Filipino Fishermen Freed

Nine Filipino fishermen who had been detained for illegally entering into Eritrean waters wins their freedom after 9 months in jail.

By TesfaNews,

The nine Filipino fishermen who had been detained for nine months on grounds of illegally entering into Eritrean waters finally got their freedom and arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday (19).

The filipinos alleged they were working as fishermen for a Saudi company and said their fishing boat strayed into Eritrean waters and the Eritrean Coast Guard arrested them. Continue reading Eritrea: Nine Filipino Fishermen Freed