Philippine Embassy Assists in Repatriation of More than 450 Seafarers from Bergen, Norway

Philippine Embassy Assists in Repatriation of More than 450 Seafarers from Bergen, Norway

Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia with the crew of Viking Cruises before departure in Bergen Flesland Airport on 7 June 2020

Bergen, Norway, 07 June 2020. The Philippine Embassy in Norway assisted in the repatriation of more than 450 seafarers and crew of various ships docked around Norway due to work stoppage because of the threat of COVID-19. The stranded seafarers were looking forward to going home and re unite with their families after more than two months of quarantine in their respective vessels and waiting for the flight back home.

The repatriation flights were coordinated by various agencies and organized by different shipowners such as Viking Cruises and Hurtigruten with the assistance of the Philippine Embassy in applying for the landing clearance in NAIA. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia also met with the representatives of the shipowners and ship agents at Bergen Flesland Airport and discussed issues and concerns and the way forward for the shipping industry, particularly on crewing as the COVID-19 pandemic continue to wreak havoc in all parts of the world. END

Philippine Embassy Assists in Repatriation of More than 450 Seafarers from Bergen, Norway
Vice Consul Josel Mostajo (2nd from left) with some members of the crew from Viking Cruises on 07 June 2020 at Bergen Flesland Airport while waiting for their chartered flight to Manila

 

Vice Consul Josel Mostajo with some members of the crew from Viking Cruises on June 7, 2020 at Bergen Flesland Airport while waiting for their chartered flight to Manila
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with some crew members of MS Roald Amundsen of Hurtigruten while waiting for their departure to Manila from Bergen on 06 June 2020

 

Philippine Embassy Assists in Repatriation of More than 450 Seafarers from Bergen, Norway
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with Capt. Kai Albrigtsen (right) and Frederik Ekeland, Hotel Manager of MS Roald Amundsen of Hurtigruten, who went to the airport to send off their crew on the repatration flight to Manila

 

Philippine Embassy Assists in Repatriation of More than 450 Seafarers from Bergen, Norway
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia in a meeting with the representatives of ship owners and ship agents in Bergen Flesland Airport while waiting for the repatriates to arrive at the airport from various parts of Norway

 

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