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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.

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in Jakarta to Repatriate the Indonesia Crew

Jun 15, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Mediterranea arrived today off the coast of Jakarta to disembark the Indonesian crew members. Around 400 Indonesian crew members are doing disembarkation at 7 am on the morning escorted by the Indonesian navy and Coast Guard. The disembarkation procedure will take place 7 am to 12noon for all Indonesian crew members who will disembark today., and the ship will stay off the coast of Jakarta till tomorrow.

Costa Prepares for Potential Restart Of Cruises In August

Jun 14, 2020

Costa Cruises is preparing to restart a limited number of vessels in the upcoming month of August. According to an internal document obtained by Crew Center the company has addressed the crew who are still on board the ships asking them to continue, or extend original contracts and support this vital restart of operations. Several crew members mentioned that the company plans to restart first the cruise ships Costa Diadema and Costa Smeralda at the beginning of August.

Costa Mediterranea To Arrive in Indonesia and the Philippines on 14 and 22 of June

Jun 05, 2020

The latest update regarding Costa Cruises repatriation plan for the Indonesian and Filipino crew members sailing on the Costa Mediterranea is that the ship will arrive in Indonesia on June 14, and The Philipines on June 22. A fellow crew member sailing on the Mediterranea sent us the following message:

Costa Atlantica leaves Japan After a Month in Quarantine, Crew Express Gratitude to the Japanese Authorities

Jun 02, 2020

After a Month's Quarantine Costa Atlantica has finally left Japan and is heading to the Philippines.

Costa Mediterranea Set Sail Today To Repatriate Filipino and Indonesian Crew

May 15, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Mediterranea has set sail today from the port of Brindisi, Italy on a long journey to Asia to repatriate Indonesian and Filipino crew members home. The voyage will take the crew through the Suez Canal and make an anchorage to do bunkering operation. Costa Mediterranea will arrive in Muscat on May 27, for loading of goods, and the same day the ship will set sail to Singapore. 

38 Costa Crew Members Contract COVID-19 During Their Stay In A Hotel In Italy

May 13, 2020

Costa Luminosa crew member has sent us a message saying that 38 Indian crew members contracted Coronavirus during their stay in a hotel in Italy. About 120 Indian crew members disembarked Costa Luminosa on March 24, when they all tested negative before leaving the ship. All 120 Indian crewmembers were transferred to the Hotel B&B Plaza in Pisa, before their final repatriated back to India.

Costa Cruises Plan To Repatriate Filipino and Indonesian crew on Mediterranea Delayed for 1 Month

May 01, 2020

Costa Cruises plan to repatriate Filipino and Indonesian crew back home using the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea was delayed for one month. According to a crew member wishing to remain anonymous one of the reasons for this delay is because new captain boarded the ships and needs to undergo 14 days quarantine.

Costa Fascinosa Indonesian Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Brazil

Apr 26, 2020

Another crew member of the cruise ship Costa Fascinosa has died as a result of complications caused by the Coronavirus. Rudy Haryanto - Assistant Housekeeping Manager from Indonesia has died in a hospital in Santos after testing positive for Covid-19.

Costa Atlantica 48 Crew Members Test Positive For Covid-19

Apr 23, 2020

48 crew members onboard the cruise ship Costa Atlantica which is docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki for repairs, tested positive at COVID-19. The Japanese authorities announced today, 14 additional crew members are confirmed positive from the latest tests, all among the kitchen and dining room staff.

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