Costa Mediterranea repatriates Filipino and Indonesian crew

   May 18, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The Costa Cruises-operated ship Costa Mediterranea departed on May 15 from Brindisi Italy on a crew repatriation voyage to Asia (The Philippines and Indonesia).

The journey is through Suez Canal and includes an anchorage (technical stop for provisioning and fuelling) in Muscat Oman on May 27. The same day the liner will set sail to Singapore

Mediterranea is planned to arrive in Benoa Bali Indonesia on June 10 where will disembark the Indonesian crew. The final port call is Manila Philippines (June 17) where the Filipino crew will be disembarked.

Last month, Costa Cruises presented the repatriation plan to use Costa Mediterranea to return the Indonesian and Filipino crew members home. Before setting sail Costa Mediterannea made a port call in La Spezia to disembark European crew and pick up the Indonesian-Filipino crew from Costa Pacifica. The ship then left for Brindisi, where the fleetmates Costa Magica and Costa Fortuna transferred to Mediterranea their Indonesian-Filipino crew. The cruise company said all its liners involved in these crew transfers were safe with no COVID-positive cases.

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