The last group of Costa Mediterranea's Italian crew members and supervisors was disembarked on Thursday, July 2.
The Costa Cruises ship finally completed the repatriation of all crew onboard. Following the disembarkation of the Indonesian crew in Jakarta, Mediterranea arrived in Manila Bay on June 22, in order to repatriate nearly 700 Filipino crew.
Disembarkation of the Filipino crew members off the coast of Manila (Luzon Island, Philippines) began on June 26, with 2 groups on June 27 and 28, and the operational crew on June 29. The final group to leave on July 2, was the Italian managers and crew.
After completing the disembarkation, Costa Mediterranea set sail on Friday, July 3, to Singapore with a total of 120 skeleton crew required to keep the ship running.
Its been a long journey for the crew which started a month ago from Brindisi Italy to repatriate Indonesian and Filipino crew home. Costa Mediterranea took the crew members through the Suez Canal and Muscat, prior to arriving off the coast of Jakarta on June 15.