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Old 01-21-2010, 02:46 PM
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RCI continues to bring relief supplies to Haiti via their port calls at Labadee. One thing I learned today is the cruise line is using it's ships to convey supplies from other islands to Haiti. For example the people and governments of St. Maarten/St. Martin have donated food and water. When RCI ships stop there and will heading on to Labadee later in the cruise, they are letting the supplies "hitch a free ride". This means St. Maarten doesn't have to charter a plane or cargo ship.

Also for those wondering: the Coast Guard evaluated the recently opened Labadee pier for use by cargo vessels and said it wouldn't work. The pier simply isn't designed for that type of vessel because of weight limits, size, etc. So really, the cruise ships are the only way to offload supplies at Labadee.
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