DFA: Only two Fil seamen wounded in Libya attack on Greek vessel

By on January 8, 2015

DFA Building / Wikipedia photo
DFA Building / Wikipedia photo

MANILA -– Only two Filipino crewmen were wounded in last Sunday’s attack on a Greek-owned vessel in Derna, Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Citing clarification from its embassy in Tripoli, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said the third Filipino only escorted his two compatriots to the hospital and was ordered to return to the ship afterwards.

The two sailors of MT Araevo, which has a total crew of 21 Filipinos, three Greeks and two Romanians, are recuperating in a hospital.

“One of them underwent a successful operation to remove shrapnel from his stomach while the other sustained minor injuries,” Jose said, adding arrangements are ongoing for their repatriation to Manila.