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Chartered ships to be used in OFWs repatriation in Libya

Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose

The Philippines rented a ship that will bring home thousands of OFWs from Libya.

According to Foreign Affairs Spokesman Charles Jose, the chartered ship will come from Malta and is expected to arrive in Libya by Thursday or Friday.

This move of the government came after airports in Libya were shut down.

Jose said that when the OFWs board the said ship, it will bring them back to Malta on Sunday.  The chartered ship has a capacity of 1,500 passengers, and they could possibly send more ships if there will be more Filipinos needed to be evacuated.

From Malta, the Philippine government has 72 hours to bring the OFWs back to the Philippines.

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