Tsunami Releif efforts

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Tsunami Relief efforts

Some of you may TLDR and some of you migh not care but I thought this was interesting. Working in the shipping business we get a lot of information about what has been impacted and what is being done to help. Here you go. Oh, I've taken some stuff out relating specifcally to the sender

LATEST TSUNAMI RELIEF, CARGO AND TRADE UPDATE (deleted)

BELOW:

+ General Overview

+ Trade Impact By Country

+ How You Can Help

+ What To Do If You Help

+ Links to Relief Agencies



NOTE:

We have been asked by several clients and friends what ports have been affected by last weekend’s tsunami… and how they can help.

We have compiled the following from various news sources available on the web. Much of the below comes from a report by Rebecca Partridge of Lloyd’s List detailing how the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean is affecting the region. It is the best compilation of the current situation we have seen.

We will help you arrange aid shipments to all affected areas in any way we can. Contact either (deleted) or (deleted) any time – including through the holiday weekend.

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IN GENERAL:

Most needed now is water and food.

Getting aid from airports and ports to those who need it is most critical problem.

Air shipments of aid are arriving throughout the region. Water & food said to be piling up in airport warehouses and on tarmacs awaiting delivery. US military working to get local officials to allow it to move aid for them.

US Navy supply ships on way to all countries requesting aid.

One navy ship arrived at Sumatran port of Meulaboh but must lighter aid to shore as port destroyed. Ship reports most of western coast of Sumatra has been affected, but few areas have yet been reached by aid or officials so extent of death and loss unknown.

USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group dispatched from Hong Kong to take up station off the coast of Sumatra.

Another Navy flotilla of seven ships has been diverted to take up stations in the Bay of Bengal.

US C-130 cargo planes based in Japan have begun delivering food, fresh water, medicine and other emergency supplies. US military said to be dropping MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and water to outlying islands as yet unreached by officials from affected countries.

US Navy P3-Orion surveillance aircraft are searching sea and land for survivors and to provide detailed information from areas as yet not reached by officials to help in relief coordination.

Seven supply ships, each capable of producing 90,000 gallons of fresh water a day, set sail from Guam and Diego Garcia for affected areas.

The Navy battle groups to be used to ferry emergency food, plastic sheeting for temporary shelters and water purification supplies to the thousands of far-flung islands, some of which are so remote they have yet to be surveyed for casualties and other damage.

We will update the situation as and when needed.


TRADE IMPACT BY COUNTRY:


BANGLADESH:

Port of Chittagong said operating normally.

INDIA:

Chennai Port has been affected the most by the tidal waves that lashed the East Coast of India, but no significant damage to port facilities. Some damage was reported in Tuticorin and Port Blair. Operations have resumed. Infrastructure at Port Blair damaged but under repair.

INDONESIA:

The ports of mainland Indonesia are operating normally although the island of Sumatra has been badly affected. Blang Bintang airport at Banda Aceh is considered in operational condition and aid cargo is arriving by Hercules aircraft. Banda Aceh itself is more than 50% destroyed. Buildings smashed down to ground level are houses, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges and other infrastructures.


Ports Heavily Damaged in Indonesia:

Sabang, at We Island

Malahayati, Olele, Pertamina and Semen Andalas (Lhok Nga Island) at Banda Aceh, the capital city of Aceh Province

Idi Cut

Meulaboh, which is very close to the Earthquake epicenter, whereas the town is 80% heavily destroyed

Special/Privately owned terminal of SOCFINDO and ASTRA

Singkil, the southernmost port of Aceh Province at the same side with Meulaboh, west side coast.


KENYA:

No major damage reported. All ports operating normally.


MALAYSIA:

The ports of Penang and Port Klang operating normally. No structural damage to buildings, except mess brought about by water, mud and debris.


MYANMAR:

No disruption to the port of Yangon, operating normally.

SINGAPORE:

No major damage reported. All ports operating normally.


SOMALIA:

Ports of Berbera and Mogadishu and the open anchorage at El Maan are operating normally.



SRI LANKA:

Country very badly affected primarily on the east coast and some on the south. Colombo port operating.


TANZANIA:

No major damage reported. All ports operating normally.

THAILAND:

Very little port activity in the affected region. The port of Phuket does not get a lot of commercial activity.



HOW YOU CAN HELP:

TODAY:

Water and food are most critical now. Affected areas are mostly tropical so shelter is secondary.

Give financial aid to international relief agencies for good, water and medical care.


COMING WEEKS:

Work with local groups in your area to gather relief supplies. If you are not sure who these groups are contact local media outlets as they should know who in your area is working to gather relief supplies.

Forwarders are experts at getting freight to remote areas of the world, so arrange logistics for these supplies.

Contact airlines and ocean carriers. Many are donating cargo space for relief shipments. If they are, use it. If they are not, try and convince them to do so.


IF YOU PLAN TO WORK CLOSELY WITH LOCAL AGENCIES:

= Designate one person your staff as contact for these groups.

= Notify local media of your efforts and ask them to promote the efforts.

= Contact local civic and religious organizations to tell them what you are doing.

= Contact your clients and suppliers letting them know how they can work with you to help.


INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AGENCY LINKS:

There are many relief agencies that can help. These are ones we were able to quickly find links to.


AmeriCares: www.americares.org

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Catholic Relief Services: www.catholicrelief.org

Doctors Without Borders: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Food for the Hungry, Inc.: www.fh.org

International Medical Corps: www.imcworldwide.org

Islamic Relief USA: www.irw.org/asiaquak

Lutheran World Relief: www.lwr.org

Mercy Corps: www.mercycorps.org

Oxfam America: www.oxfamamerica.org

Save The Children: www.savethechildren.org

US Fund for UNICEF: www.unicefusa.org

World Emergency Relief: www.worldemergencyrelief.org

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ChikkenNoodul said:
Amazingly my secret lair on a tiny island off of Thailand is safe and functioning normally on geothermal power. Which is good, the electronics need the air conditioning working.
Oh yeah? Off of Thailand? I couldn't afford anything in that neighborhood. Had to settle for a little trolly off the coast of New Jersey.
 

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ChikkenNoodul said:
Amazingly my secret lair on a tiny island off of Thailand is safe and functioning normally on geothermal power. Which is good, the electronics need the air conditioning working.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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ChikkenNoodul said:
That's where they dump used syringes
One man's trash is another man's treasure...or disease infested jarts in this case.
 
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Drool-Boy said:
I just went to the bathroom and relieved myself with the approximate force of a tsunami, if that counts for anything.
Are we talking simply a wave? Or a wave accompanied by many dredged up sea animals, mud, and other poor creatures caught in its power.
 

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all of them can live in my fish tank - where they'll drown anyways but who gives a fuck cause beer tastes good