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Filipino crew of MV Titan repatriated

By Cynthia Balana
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:51:00 05/11/2009

Filed Under: Sea piracy, Kidnapping, Overseas Employment, Waterway & Maritime Transport

MANILA, Philippines?The 11 Filipino crew of hijacked MV Titan quietly arrived in Manila Sunday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

Speaking in a press conference, Foreign Undersecretary Esteban Conejos Jr. said the crew were welcomed by personnel from the DFA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Conejos said the families of the seafarers requested that there be no media coverage on their arrival to keep their privacy.

MV Titan was hijacked on March 25 this year off the waters of Somalia and were released by the Somali pirates on April 15.

Since the start of the month, a total of 52 Filipino seafarers have arrived in the Philippines after their vessels were captured and freed by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

First to arrive last May 2 were the crew of MV Saldanha and Philippine-flagged MT Stolt Strength.

At present, there are seven vessels with 81 Filipino seamen on board still in the hands of Somali pirates.

Conejos said the government, together with the manning agencies and shipping companies of the captured vessels, continued to work for the safe release and repatriation of the Filipino seafarers.



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