Stranded Filipinos In Greece Safely Sent Back Home



As sign of good omen, 20 out of 24 crew members who got stranded in a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier in Greece are returning home safely.

The crew members who work for MV Golden Arrow III were stranded in Aleveri Port since April 5.  The ship was stranded due to an arrest made by the officials.  According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) the ship was arrested for not paying the wages and other financial obligations to the creditors and crew members.      

The Philippine Embassy in Athens has confirmed that the ship management has paid the salaries and other benefits to the crew members.  The other four Filipino crew members have chosen to continue working with Golden Arrow III.    

“They will disembark from Aliaga Port in Turkey, where the crew change is expected to happen in the next few days,” the DFA said.

“The crew members expressed their gratitude to the Philippine Government for the invaluable assistance extended to them during their stay in Libya and in Greece,” the DFA said.