WINK News joins cruise ship delivering 20,000 meals, supplies to Bahamas

The need for supplies in the Bahamas is overwhelming after the devastation Hurricane Dorian left behind. By air and sea, donations are going to the Bahamas from around the world. Our crew went on a cruise ship packed with supplies bound for the islands.

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas set sale to Freeport, Bahamas Friday delivering 20,000 meals to people on the islands.

Crews told us they will also work with Bahamian agencies to bring evacuees on board the ship. They will get a hot meal and medical attention. Then, they will travel to Nassau in the Bahamas.

As of 9 a.m., supplies were unloaded and distributed to the National Emergency Management Agency. Many of the meals were given to local churches.

The ship is now en route to Nassau with nearly 261 evacuees, many of them children, some of whom are from a Freeport orphanage.

We will continue to update this story with all of the information we receive as the meals are delivered and evacuees are transported.

UPDATE as of 9 p.m. Saturday, some Bahamians were having trouble accessing shelters. Relief efforts continue in the wake of Dorian, which is still active along the coast of Nova Scotia as a hurricane-force, post-tropical cyclone.

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