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IRG in the Caribbean

IRG is now operational with two vessels in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico fleet. Between both boats, they can make gallons of drinking water per day and carry medical supplies which can support a town of 6,000 people - making IRG one of the top 100 humanitarian aid agencies in the world.

BREAKING NEWS 16-April: We have returned to our Miami base after 2,100 miles of sailing, having delivered aid to multiple charities in Haiti. Now preparing both our boats to repeat the mission.

Lower Keys Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center donated many pallets of medical supplies. Our boats were filled!

We have two boats bound for the Caribbean from Florida. IRG S/V Tandemeer (56' marconi ketch) and IRG S/V Thunderbird 5 (97' gaff-rigged ketch).

This Group puts together all the information about this operation with volunteer crews aboard our boats to provide humanitarian aid while we are on operational standby in the Caribbean and disaster relief when needed.

International Rescue Group's Operational Status March 2014
  • Caribbean
  • Gulf of Mexico
Capabilities
  • Final delivery to coastal and island beneficiaries - "at the end of the chain"
  • Maritime logistics and communications - coordination of aid in coastal areas
  • Transport and accommodation of medical professionals
  • Delivery of medical and other emergency and humanitarian aid supplies
  • Reach to coastal or island communities
  • Clean water for 6,000 people per vessel (Reverse-osmosis watermakers, 1,500 gallons per day) Total support for 6,000 people
  • Two vessel on-call based in Miami and Haiti
What IRG needs
  • 2 x IEHK (Interagency Emergency Health Kits) to cover the needs of 10 000 people for 3 months

Both boats are based in Haiti or Miami, Florida to commence a long-term, multi-season mission in Haiti. We are looking to enroll medical professionals and crew who can help, please email The Captain.

Location: Haiti
Members: 14
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

What to I need to know to crew on one of IRG's fleet?

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 27. 6 Replies

Greetings All,We are still working out some of the details but here are some general guidelines for those interested in the disaster relief mission to Haiti.Will I need a Passport? You will need a…Continue

Tags: Questions, Q&A, Crewing

Haiti Itinerary

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Feb 7. 0 Replies

Voyage from Florida to Haiti13-Feb-14 Depart Marco Island, FL14-Feb-14 Arrive Key West, FL16-Feb-14 Depart Key West, FL18-Feb-14 Arrive Miami, FL3-Mar-14 Depart Miami, FLMid Mar-14 Arrive HaitiAPPROX…Continue

Tags: Itinerary, Vache, a, Ile, Haiti

Supply donations being solicited from hospitals

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Feb 1. 0 Replies

Cholera IV hydration fluids 0.9 N. Saline/solution IV tubing/IVstarter needles (kits) IV poles IV phenergan, zofran cmesis/uring basins IV cephazdin, Ceftriaxine Interosseos IV hydration kits (I10)…Continue

Tags: supplies, donations, Cholera, Medical, Aid

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Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on April 28, 2014 at 10:44am

Haiti still in ruins 4 years after the earthquake - "Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins. Devastation caused by the January 12, 2010 disaster, which killed more than 250,000 people, is still felt keenly in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Americas' poorest country."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/01/2014111234059182898....

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 11, 2014 at 5:13pm

Lower Keys Medical Center donating 3 pallets of medical supplies to sail to Haiti to aid in the cholera epidemic. http://www.lkmc.com

 

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Discussion Forum

What to I need to know to crew on one of IRG's fleet?

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 27. 6 Replies

Greetings All,We are still working out some of the details but here are some general guidelines for those interested in the disaster relief mission to Haiti.Will I need a Passport? You will need a…Continue

Tags: Questions, Q&A, Crewing

Haiti Itinerary

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Feb 7. 0 Replies

Voyage from Florida to Haiti13-Feb-14 Depart Marco Island, FL14-Feb-14 Arrive Key West, FL16-Feb-14 Depart Key West, FL18-Feb-14 Arrive Miami, FL3-Mar-14 Depart Miami, FLMid Mar-14 Arrive HaitiAPPROX…Continue

Tags: Itinerary, Vache, a, Ile, Haiti

Supply donations being solicited from hospitals

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Feb 1. 0 Replies

Cholera IV hydration fluids 0.9 N. Saline/solution IV tubing/IVstarter needles (kits) IV poles IV phenergan, zofran cmesis/uring basins IV cephazdin, Ceftriaxine Interosseos IV hydration kits (I10)…Continue

Tags: supplies, donations, Cholera, Medical, Aid

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