POINTE BLANCHE:--- On Saturday morning 7th October, 2017 (eta. 7 am) the Cygnus enters the port of Philipsburg. On board of the cargo ship are the remaining materials for the waste train: pressure sprayers, watertanks and chemicals to disinfect high priority areas. The first part was flown in from the Netherlands by an Antonov cargo plane last Saturday.
Also on board of the Cygnus is a complete meteorological station, school bags and other educational materials and nine trucks to assist the energy company GEBE in restoring the overhead lines. The meteorological station will probably be transported from the seaport to the airport on Monday.
The Cygnus, that left from Curacao earlier this week, is chartered by the Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK). Recently BZK also chartered the vessel 'Aniek', which brought in food, water and garbage trucks to Sint Maarten, things that were needed at that time. The expectation is that in the upcoming period transports for help and the reconstruction of the island will continue.
For further questions, contact Kevin Kraan: +31 6 18 59 68 37
BZK Press Release