Nearly 1000 Filipino repatriated crew members of Norwegian cruise ship arrive home

According to reports from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), nearly 1000 repatriated crew members of a Norwegian cruise ship have arrived home to the Philippines.

Media writes that the crew members aboard MV “Norwegian Encore” arrived back at the Port of Manila on 11 April with the help of DOTr’s maritime sector and they will all be assisted onside by the Bureau of Quarantine’s supervised doctors and healthcare personnel.

According to Eligio Fortajada, Philippine Ports Authority Port Manager, the repatriated seafarers all underwent profiling from the Department of Health and will undergo the mandatory quarantine and testing protocols set by the national government.

Since 2020 nearly 500.000 overseas Filipino workers have returned home, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration states.

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