DFA to repatriate stranded Pinoy seamen
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has vowed to repatriate Filipino seafarers stranded in Mozambique.
“We’re working on repatriating them asap,” Brigido Dulay, undersecretary for the DFA, said in a post on Twitter.
The seafarers were stranded in the Southern African country after their fishing vessel sunk.
“Acc[ording] to our honorary consul in Mozambique [since we have no PH embassy there] our seafarers from a sunken fishing vessel were all safe and staying at a hotel in Beira,” Dulay said.
He expressed disappointment that “their POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) recruiters are nowhere to be found.”
—Tina G. Santos
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