Tropical Cyclone THANE-11 of Saffir-Simpson Category 1 affected 16 million people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and 3.5 million people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, 121 thousand people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.
This is about a 10 day sail for T2 from her intended station on the coast of Thailand, if we were already operational, we'd be watching this very closely. The 120…Continue
Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on December 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
This exemplifies why International Rescue will be commencing operations in this area at the end of next year. Help us to launch our first rescue vessel "T2", which will be able to help a coastal community of 1,000 at a time.
Nearly 9 million people have been…Continue
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This is exactly the kind of potential disaster that IRG will be on the alert for; in this case, T2 will be ideally located to perform rescue operations within a few days after any humanitarian need.
Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 4, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
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Sadly, this is common. Our mission is to deliver aid DIRECTLY to coastal disaster victims. Click here for the story.
Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on August 16, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments
Volunteers who support the construction of T2 get a cabin aboard the ship! For those of you who would like to mix free accommodation on T2 while we are fitting out the ship, and who donate their time on woodworking, electrical, painting and other boat projects, will be allocated a sleeping cabin.
The island of Alameda, with a totally open view of San Francisco from the flying bridge of T2 (known at "Ray's Cocktail Lounge" - see picture!) is the sunniest part of the Bay Area.
Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on July 13, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Yard location: Alameda, CA 94501, USA. Click here for Gmap directions.
All volunteers may attend all fundraising cruises and parties. Click here to volunteer.
Next volunteer day: Saturday and Sunday 22-23rd July.
Cut flying bridge toprails and stanchions
Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on July 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments