Dutch Navy Ship departs from Aruba to Haiti

The Dutch navy ship Hr. Ms. Pelikaan left Saturday morning for the earthquake-hit Haiti to provide relief. The ship, carrying a total of 77 soldiers, arrived in Curacao on Friday night and supplies were loaded during the night.

“They are eager to help” said the commander of the Aruban Marine Savaneta, Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Hofma, about his men.

Before leaving the Aruban prime minister Mike Eman wished the crew a safe trip. Thanks to donations from the Aruban community and local businesses there were 25 pallets of dry food, milk, diapers, water, batteries, medicines, crutches and stretchers for the victims of the earthquake.

The navy ship is expected to dock in Haiti early Monday.

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