YachtAid Global is requesting the following as a matter of urgency:
- Any superyachts in the Asia Pacific region to help with relief delivery
- In-kind aid donations (YachtAid Global is already working with Medical Offshore support and MedAire, but has confirmed more is needed)
- Monetary donations, via the YachtAid Global website (YachtAid Global has promised to match the first $5,000 donated) – make your donation here
The damage is catastrophic. We are seeking donations of any kind to YachtAid Global, which is currently matching any donations up to $5,000. Any yachts in Auckland, New Zealand, Australia or a region of Vanuatu that can help with delivery, please contact YachtAid Global on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The 73m motoryacht Dragonfly is the first superyacht that we know of that has been deployed, under owner’s instructions, to Vanuatu following the devastation of Cyclone Pam. Dragonfly will assist with disaster relief work, transporting aid and medical teams from capital city Port Vila to the affected isolated communities.