Report from Barbuda - help desperately needed

Report from Barbuda - help desperately needed

Cruisers wishing to help onsite should contact the Waitt Institute's Volunteer Coordinator

By Lisa Batchelor Frailey - 01/12/2017

For those cruisers who wish to help onsite in Barbuda....we just received the contact info for the Waitt Institute's Volunteer Coordinator. Contact Renee Desuza at 268-732-0183 by phone or Whatsapp to discuss specific needs and logistics. Volunteers needed to clear debris, fix fences, repair homes. Cruisers anchored in Low Bay can dinghy to Codrington through the breach in the lagoon. https://www.facebook.com/waittinstitute/

A request to cruisers from Shayna at Waitt Institute: We are having trouble getting boats to transport our scientific divers and equipment to Barbuda from Antigua, to do a scientific assessment of the underwater environment of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. We will need several trips between Antigua and Barbuda to move people and gear. Also having trouble working out logistics for running a compressor on Barbuda, as there are no generators large enough on the island. If any boats have a compressor for dive tanks that would be immensely helpful. Please contact Shayna Brody at sbrody@waittinstitute.org or message Waitt Institute on FB.

Photo: Breach in Codrington Lagoon looking South, drone photo courtesy s/v Gemeaux. More photos in the gallery on this website.


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