Costa Mediterranea Arrives in the Philippines to Repatriate 700 Filipino crew

Jun 22, 2020

About 700 Costa Cruises Filipino crew members will disembark from the Costa Mediterranea on 26-27 June. The cruise ship arrived this morning on June 22, at 7 am at the anchorage point off the coast of Manila. By 8 am the crew performed a mandatory temperature check and at the same time, the material to be used for swab testing was delivered on the ship. At 11:30 am health authorities started testing the crew and the process was completed at around 4 pm. Test results are expected after 48-72 hours. The disembarkation plan is set on 26-27 June, by tender boat services if all tests for Covid-19 are negative.

Costa Mediterranea set sail on May 15, from the port of Brindisi, Italy on a long journey to Asia to repatriate Indonesian and Filipino crew members home. The voyage took the crew through the Suez Canal and Muscat, before arriving off the coast of Jakarta on June 15, to disembark about 400 Indonesian crew members who were escorted by the Indonesian Navy and the Coast Guard.