NDMO Relief Boat to Set Sail on Wednesday

Following the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Kevin and Judy, the Solomon Islands Government through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) will be dispatching a relief boat to the affected communities of Tikopia, Anuta, Duff and Reef Islands in Temotu Province.

The National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) confirms, the loading starts yesterday (02/05/2023) and the relief Boat, MV Ocean Joy, will be departing Honiara tomorrow (Wednesday 03rd May 2023) to the impacted communities.

MV Ocean Joy

The Priority Port of call for the vessel is Tikopia, Anuta, Duff and Reef Islands and back to Honiara.

The advice from the NEOC also confirms that passengers will be minimal as the NDMO prioritizes the shipment of relief items to the affected population.

However, if any person who wishes to travel must go through the NEOC for approval and singing off of the exemption form before allowed to board the vessel.

It is also advised that if any sectors who wish to send items to these key priority islands will have to go through the NEOC process for approval before loading.

Business houses or Canteens that would want to send cargoes must send records of their consignment through to the NEOC for approval before loading.

NDMO would like to thank the Solomon Islands Government for supporting the relief program to the affected communities.


-NEOC Press

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