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Displaced overseas seafarers (cruise ship industry)

Requested from POEA by Rebecca Smith at 06:07 AM on Apr 28, 2020.
Purpose: News organization publication: The Wall Street Journal, USA.
Date of Coverage: 04/27/2020 - 04/27/2020
Tracking no: #POEA-047412623472

Rebecca 06:07 AM, Apr 28, 2020

I am a newspaper reporter in the United States and I would like to know if you have statistics on the number of Filipino workers on cruise ships who were displaced by the Covid-19 industry shutdown. I am looking for statistics on seafarers who were affected as well as information on how these men and women were repatriated to the Philippines during the industry shutdown. I would appreciate any information.

Nascel 07:22 AM, Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for your request dated Apr 28, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Displaced overseas seafarers (cruise ship industry).

We received your request on Apr 28, 2020 and will respond on or before Jul 21, 2020 06:07:10 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #POEA-047412623472.

Thank you.


Nascel Gabito
FOI Officer

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