Resorts World Bimini, the Genting hotel project in the northern Bahamas, was unaffected by Hurricane Joaquin, but helped out those nearby who did, President Ed Farrell said.
Resorts World teamed up with Tropic Ocean Airways, a South Florida based airline, to assist with relief efforts. They brought tarps, water, canned food items, mosquito repellant, sleeping bags, powdered milk, batteries and chlorine tablets. According to their press release, Resorts World donated fuel for the airline’s entire fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan wheeled and seaplanes, which have all been deployed to The Bahamas.
The all-weather aircraft have high cargo capacity to accommodate supplies and will continue to make deliveries all week.
Items are still being accepted. Those in Florida interested in contributing can contact the travel team at Tropic Ocean Airways at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 1-800-767-0897. In The Bahamas, contact the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at email@example.com or 242-322-6081.
The seaplanes will deliver supplies to the less accessible outer islands of the Bahamas such as Rum Cay, Crooked Island, and Clarence Town Long Island. Three aircrafts loaded with supplies were deployed on Sunday, the release said.
Resorts World is about 50 miles east of Miami, and operates a 750-acre luxury Caribbean beachfront resort with a casino and six restaurants and bars. Resorts World Bimini and its cruise ship, Bimini SuperFast, are owned by The Genting Group.