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DFA, Philippine Embassy-Beirut and employer attend to 13 Filipino seafarers

All 13 Filipino seafarers safe

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs said all 13 Filipino seafarers are safe and accounted for.

Citing reports from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, the 13 Filipino seafarers who were injured in the blasts that rocked the city Tuesday afternoon are safe, Undersecretary Sarah Lou Y. Arriola said in a statement.

Philippine Embassy Beirut Charge d’affaires Ajeet Panemanglor visited the seafarers temporarily billeted at the employer-provided accommodations.

Five of the seafarers were at the hospital for another medical check-up when Philippine Embassy officials arrived yesterday. Another visit is scheduled today to meet the remaining mariners.

The Filipino seafarers are crew members of Orient Queen, a cruise ship which was said to be docked several hundrer meters from the blast site. (Melo M. Acuña)

Philippine Embassy Beirut visit the 13 Filipino seafarers temporarily residing at their employers' billet facilities. They have been subjected to medical check-up due to injuries suffered from the deadly blasts Tuesday evening. (DFA Photos)

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