Royal Caribbean's ship Rhapsody OTS delivers critical aid to Grenada after Hurricane Beryl

   July 9, 2024 ,   Accidents

An RCI-Royal Caribbean International ship is scheduled to dock in Grenada today, July 9th, to deliver essential relief aid following Hurricane Beryl's devastation of outlying islands in the Caribbean.

Rhapsody of the Seas will bring vital supplies, including 15 tons of fuel, to support recovery efforts.

Grenada’s sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique experienced severe damage from the unusually early hurricane.

Heavy rain and winds disrupted desalination plants, mobile phone towers, and fiber optic cables, rendering roads impassable and destroying houses and local businesses.

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) assured that its hotels and attractions are fully operational and will welcome 2,377 passengers from the cruise ship. However, the authority has called for donations to the Hurricane Beryl Relief Fund via the ePayment Portal.

The GTA emphasized the urgent need for support for countless families affected by Hurricane Beryl, with many homes destroyed and people left without basic necessities. Donations will provide food, shelter, and medical care to those in need.

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is focusing on assisting Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, as well as the Grenadine islands of Bequia, Union Island, Canouan, and Mayreau in Saint Vincent.