Significant steps had been taken to facilitate the arrival in Haiti of Oasis of the Seas. Good logistics was put in place for an event of this magnitude.
The news of the past week focused on the stopover in Haiti from large cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas. Optimistic predictions about a return of tourist activity in the presence of government officials and the international community, everything was. However, the logistics of an event of this magnitude deserves to be emphasized.
No incidents were regrettable because of the effectiveness of a team of technicians deployed on the ground by the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT). There were a total of 40 firefighters, 4 women and 36 men of various specialties on site, Labadie, to prevent and respond to all kinds of emergencies.
Expert (s) in fire suppression, rescue and urban water and medical technicians, the engineers, including twenty volunteers from Limbe (north of Haiti), were recruited as part of a contingency plan put up by the MICT through the Directorate of Civil Protection to respond to emergencies.
In addition to these teams were involved in an accident or sea and land to support the authorities in the context of a possible evacuation site, there were two boats with 4 coastguard in each to ensure safety the immediate perimeter of the liner.
Led by Ardouin Zéphirin under the authority of the MICT, the technicians, for most, a dozen years of experience and have attended training in Maryland, New Jersey and Florida.
They (they) will soon be accredited (s) by the Ministry of Interior as a national response team until they (they) engage youth across the country's ten departments to be deployed (e ) s in their respective departments.
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