A brilliant and constantly developing initiative called Friend Ships Unlimited has been brainstormed in the States. A former country-club manager and his wife have set up a small fleet of 4 or so ocean-going vessels. Their aim is to answer emergency calls for humanitarian assistance internationally. Huge warehouses stockpile donated equipment. These supplies are in readiness for such emergencies. A wonderful partnership has formed between the business world and the Friendships organisation. Freight operators too have “come to the party” offering their services without charge for such an admirable venture. Even the vessels themselves have been acquired with minimum expenditure and the crews are all volunteers.
Of course, the infrastructure for such an operation is considerable. All kinds of folk with innumerable skills, or just “willing hands”, are actively involved. Extra personnel are constantly being recruited. Read about Friend Ships Unlimited’s latest projects. Also check out the rest of their website to explore possible ways to become involved with this creative initiative.