2017 POST # 24 - 30 September - Help for the VI and PR - North Caribe

A few blogs back, I commented on theBrit/American/French V.I. Tortuga, P.R. and French Caribe islands not being able to withstand this 2017 hurricane season, help comes from unexpected places sometimes, I follow the  Old Salt Blog, who posted this;

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line canceled their weekly scheduled cruise on the  MV Adventure of the Seas and instead sent the 3,114 passenger ship on a relief mission to carry supplies to those in need and to evacuate people from islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.  The ship called in San Juan, Puerto Rico and picked up 1,700 evacuees. The Adventure of the Seas arrived in St.Croix today to drop off supplies and pick up additional residents. It is expected to call in St. Thomas  to drop off supplies and pick up more evacuees before returning to Fort Lauderdale, 

This is the second round of relief voyages for RCCL. The Adventure of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas both evacuated residents from St. Maartin and St. Thomas in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, earlier in the month.

This week is also the World Maritime Days Celebrations (28 September to 1 October) in seaports all around the globe, the biggest blow outs will be at the canal zones  http://www.un.org/en/events/maritimeday/   and  http://worldmaritimedaypanama.com/