Hats off to the owner and crew of DRAGONFLY!
If you didn’t see the story, now you can. Superyacht DRAGONFLY, a 239′ groundbreaking yacht capable of 27 knots, was instrumental in bringing relief to the people of Vanuatu after they were hit by Cyclone Pam. The video speaks for itself.
Our mission statistics are:
■ Discharged and staged over 62,000 litres of fresh water in 21 villages (9 Islands)
■ Attended to over 250 casualties/patients and assessed many more.
■ Facilitated 3 medical evacuations
■ Cleared numerous helicopter Landing Zones for ongoing support
■ Cleared access roads and removed fallen trees from buildings
■ Delivered and/or erected shelter in multiple villages
Motor Yacht Dragonfly was dispatched to Vanuatu to provide disaster relief after Cyclone Pam struck the remote islands on March 14th 2015. The video is intended to show the work that the vessel and her crew performed and highlight the possible use of resources onboard yachts in such disaster zones.
“Whilst onboard in the week leading up to the 14th March, the crew and I were watching a storm develop in the South Pacific with trepidation. Having spent the past few years cruising these beautiful areas we have made many friends and developed relationships with the local communities in these island groups. Unfortunately our fears were realized when the storm became a Cat 5 Cyclone and on the 14th March it ran straight over the top of the remote island chain of Vanuatu, 1,000 Miles East of Australia.
It was a horrible feeling knowing that the people of Vanuatu were suffering and we felt compelled to assist in whatever way we could. After a discussion the Owners fully supported the decision to head south and assist those same people that had been so hospitable to us in recent years’ – Captain Mike Gregory – Dragonfly