Costa Crociere Group is supporting the Filipino community working onboard its fleet affected by the tragedy of the typhoon Haiyan.

The Costa Group is making a donation of 100,000 USD to help its Filipino crewmembers, their families and their friends, according to a statement from the cruise line.
 
Further support will come soon by Costa and Iberocruceros employees, who are collecting funds to be donated.

A letter by Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere, is being sent to all crewmembers onboard Costa and Ibero ships, coming from areas devastated by the typhoon, to express the closeness of the entire company.

All ships are providing all the necessary support to Filipino crewmembers onboard, including free Internet connection and free phone calls to contact their families and friends at home.