The extraordinary situation in Haiti continues and will go on in various ways for years. While this blog is a vehicle for communicating some of the aspects of what Royal Caribbean is thinking and doing, there is no way for a person or a company to truly comprehend the vastness of the tragedy or the needs of the Haitian people. So all we can really do here is give various perspectives on the situation. There are two in particular I want to bring to your attention at the moment.
The first goes by the strange name of sitrep and encompasses the many dimensions of activity occurring in and around Royal Caribbean for the purpose of managing and assisting with this crisis. The sitrep is both a process and a document that occurs every day usually early in the morning. It brings together many, many departments who have an interest and/or an influence on the situation. I only intend to post the sitrep report once but you can assume a version is coming out every day for the foreseeable future. I am grateful to all the sitrep participants, under the aegis of Gary Bald, Senior VP of Safety Security, & Environment.
View today’s sitrep report.
The second is more focused and more meaningful. In fact, it’s unbelievable. I mentioned previously that Maryse Kedar, President of SOLANO, our Haitian subsidiary, was in PAP at the time of the earthquake. By great fortune, she was ok. By Monday of this week she was well along with acquiring a water truck, accessing a supply of clean water and beginning distribution of meaningful volumes of clean water. Her report is attached. There are no words to describe how proud we are of her efforts that are at least commensurate with anything else we know of in PAP.
View today’s report from Maryse Kedar. Photos included.
Interested in helping? Royal Caribbean International is working with Food For The Poor and the Pan American Development Foundation. We encourage guests to make monetary donations to either of these organizations which are currently engaged in the relief effort. For even more information on Royal Caribbean’s humanitarian relief to Haiti, click HERE.