German cruise firm hires 217 Pinoy seafarers
MANILA, Philippines — As thousands of Filipino seafarers face uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 217 newly hired Filipino seafarers returned to Germany last week to resume work in cruise ships.
The 217 Filipino seafarers were hired by the German line AIDA Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., for its three ships that will resume operations in August under new health and safety protocols.
The Filipino seafarers arrived on board a chartered flight at Rostock Airport in Germany on July 22.
—Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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