YachtAid Global has revealed that the superyacht industry is mobilising efforts to bring aid to Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston
Cyclone Winston brought 200mph winds and 12m swells to Fiji over the past few days, killing at least five people and leading the prime minister to declare a nationwide state of emergency.
As international aid efforts begin to mobilise, YachtAid Global is now calling on superyacht owners to play their part.
The superyacht action group has promised to match all monetary donations up to $3,000 (roughly £2,200) and is putting the call out to available yachts in Australia and New Zealand.
Owners will be able to pick up supplies from Cairns, Brisbane and Auckland, with NGO SeaMercy already in place on Fiji to distribute aid to the areas worst affected by Cyclone Winston.
Any superyacht owners responding to the call will be following in the wake of MY Umbra (pictured above), which delivered much-needed drinking water to Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam during March last year.
Superyacht owners who want to help out with Cyclone Winston relief efforts are encouraged to contact captain Mark Drewelow via email: Mark@yachtaidglobal.org
Doug Jackson will be using his Nordhavn 76 to deliver supplies to the residents of Cabo San Lucas
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