Costa Mediterranea disembarks 400 Indonesian crew in Jakarta

   June 16, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The Costa Cruises-operated ship Costa Mediterranea arrived on Monday, June 15, off the coast of Jakarta in order to disembark Indonesian crew. Around 400 Indonesian nationals were disembarked (beginning from 7 AM) being escorted by Indonesia's Navy and Coast Guard officers. The crew debarkation ended around 12-noon.

Mediterranea's next planned stop is Manila (Luzon Island, Philippines) on June 22, where Costa's Filipino crew will be disembarked.

Costa Mediterranea departed from Brindisi Italy on May 15, on a long voyage (via Suez Canal) to Asia to repatriate Indonesian and Filipino crew back home. 

The original plan was the passenger-free liner to arrive in Bali Indonesia (June 10) to disembark the Indonesian crew. After that, it was due to arrive in Manila (June 17) to repatriate the Filipino crew.

Note: In 2020-Q4, Mediterranea leaves Costa's fleet to join CSSC Carnival China Cruise Shipping.