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Baleària charters DUBA BRIDGE again
The ongoing engine repairs to the POETA LOPEZ ANGLADA and a need to replace her urgently has led to the DUBA BRIDGE being chartered again. This vessel had been used on the Almeria-Melilla route this past summer but had been off-hired at the end of the season.
Baleària takes on the DUBA BRIDGE
With a difficult charter market in play, Baleària has had to search long and hard for extra tonnage required for the northern summer. This time, it has come up with a 1976 Australian-built ferry, DUBA BRIDGE, which was sold by European Seaways to Egypt in fall 2017.
Number of Filipinos complained of ill treatment on board
A number of Filipinos who boarded the "Bridge" that evacuated them from Libya to Malta have complained of ill treatment, arguing that most of them slept on the floor and the cabins for children, elderly and pregnant women were in a bad state. Following the complaints, the department of foreign affairs in the Philippines has launched an inquiry. The evacuation was ordered by the Philippine government for trapped workers in Libya and the ship arrived in Malta on Aug 15 at around 11.10 a.m., carrying 800 nationals from the Philippines. The evacuees were ferried from the Libyan ports of Benghazi and Misrata to Malta and then flown back to the Philippines through Malta International Airport. Filipinos were asked to remain on board the vessel until 8.30 p.m., at which time they disembarked and made their way to MIA. Five Maltese citizens were also on board, following arrangements made by the Maltese foreign ministry with the government of the Philippines. It is understood that most evacuees on board were oil or hospital workers. The foreign affairs department in Libya issued a statement confirming the reports and announced that an investigation would be launched. Those held accountable would be reprimanded.News schreiben