Nigel Skeggs, President of Sea Mercy Fiji, has an office set up in the National Disaster Management Centre with direct access to the Aid coordination team and the Commissioner Western. All government departments are located under this one roof and Commissioner Eastern has given his full support to Sea Mercy.
Yacht Skabenger departed Denarau for Makogai island Wednesday 24 Feb at 14:00. Fully loaded with food, hardware and meds. ETA Makogai 48hrs.
Most of the directly impacted islands experienced a major tidal storm surge after the cyclone passed. Which means that all debris, pots and pans, clothing, food, etc were all washed out to sea and they have been left with nothing. In the provisioning of the first 2 boats we have completely emptied our donated goods.
Vinaka vaka levu for those who have donated goods, time and money so far, we really believe that this Sea Mercy mission will make a world of difference to those living in remote islands.