A boat flying the flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines arrived yesterday morning at the port of Galisbay to take on board all the donations collected in St. Martin over the last few days for the people of St. Vincent who were hit hard by the eruption of the volcano “La Soufrière”.
The humanitarian action for the inhabitants of Saint Vincent continues in Saint Martin. For a good part of yesterday, the teams of Independence Shipping Agency, shipping agent and specialist in maritime transport, ensured the loading of 40 pallets of water, food and hygiene products, to help the thousands of people affected by the eruption of the volcano “La Soufrière” on April 9th.
The ship, “DONA LILA”, a bulk carrier designed to transport solid bulk goods, left the port of Galisbay last night at about 6:00 p.m. After a stopover in Antigua, its arrival at its home port, Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent, is scheduled for this Friday, April 30th.
Independence shipping Agency will pay $6,000 for the sea transport.
As for the logistics, the Toastmasters association has centralized the reception of the donations in Saint Martin. Their counterparts from Toastmasters in St. Vincent will take over once the boat arrives on site.
Like many Caribbean islands, Saint Martin has shown a great example of mobilization and has taken the necessary initiatives to participate in a real surge of active solidarity!