Filipino seafarers affected by oil tanker attack now back in PH

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MANILA, Philippines — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated that the Filipino seafarers at work in one of the two oil tankers damaged in a supposed attack near the Strait of Hormuz have returned home.

A statement on Wednesday, the DFA stated the 11 Filipino seafarers of MT Front Altair arrived in Manila this morning.

The MT Front Altair is one of the two vessels hurt during the incident near the Strait of Hormuz last June 13.

Representatives from the DFA, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and the seafarers’ manning agency gave airport assistance to the returning Filipinos.

The other oil tanker MT Kokuka Courageous carried the 21 Filipino seafarers.

Though no details on the return of the crew members of MT Kokuka Courageous have been made accessible as of posting.

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