Philippine Embassy Virtually Meets Filipino Crew on Board Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen

Philippine Embassy Virtually Meets Filipino Crew on Board Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY VIRTUALLY MEETS FILIPINO CREW  ON BOARD HURTIGRUTEN’S ROALD AMUNDSEN
Ambassador Garcia, DCM Algabre and the crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen during the virtual meeting. (Photo credit for the 2nd picture: Stephen Cataluña)

24 August 2020. Oslo, Norway. The Philippine Embassy had an interactive dialogue with the Filipino crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen presently docked in Tromsø, Norway. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Maria Elena P. Algabre and Vice Consul Josel Mostajo had a video call with the crew through Zoom. Ambassador Garcia thanked the crew for their patience, hard work and dedication   despite the challenges that they faced when some of them were infected with COVID 19 in the first week of August. They discussed the way forward for the crew, considering the suspension of luxury cruises in Norway. The crew also asked some questions which Ambassador Garcia answered. The Embassy assured them that it will do its utmost to assist them with their needs and that it is in close contact with the management of Hurtigruten to promote and protect the welfare of Filipino seafarers on board its vessels. END

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