Defence Force ships more than 2.28 tonnes of supplies to Dominica

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:45

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon is thanking all those who have responded to the national relief efforts and encourages continued contributions as our emergency support agencies render assistance to Dominica.

The Ministry of National Security said in a statement that it continues to provide air and maritime support to Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria.

It advised that Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel TTS MORUGA CG 27 arrived in Dominica on Thursday 21 September, 2017 with approximately 2.28 tonnes of food items donated and collected from various stakeholders at locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Additionally, the National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL), accompanied by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) has moved 14,000 pounds (lbs) of relief supplies from St Lucia to Dominica. TTDF personnel have been on the ground in Dominica providing support in the areas of relief distribution, search and rescue and medivac assistance.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the collection drive for relief items continues at Cruise Ship Complex, Dock Road, Port of Spain; Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Lives (FEEL) Warehouse, Warehouse 22, Fernandes Industrial Centre, Eastern Main Road Laventille; Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPOST) Corporate Post Shops and all other locations previously identified 2 by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM).