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Date: 03 Apr 2015 10:13:09
Title: Eastern dinner

Sailed out from Savusavu, real hard wind up to 26 knots!
Stopped for the night to wait for the wind to drop a bit.
Had eastern dinner on board Lady Carolina also attended by the family from Guava Jelly.
Good food and good company (should probably be told the other way around)
Now the flow of information about Vanuatu and our work there is growing exponentially.
The forms, more forms and forms.
In Vanuatu we have a nickname among the aid organisations, "The Mosquito Fleet"
Orders are now as follows, I will give you chosen details:

*Tasking*
It appears that there will be a variety of things to do:
Clinics and delivery of meds in Aneityum ( An ay eye tea um)
Clinics, resupply and delivery of meds and possibly personnel in Tanna and
Aniwa ( An ee wah)
Delivery of meds, solar panels and mini refrigerators for vaccines in
Erromango.

Here is the initial outline plan being proposed by John Ivey:.

13 April ETA Aneghowhat, Aneityum

14 April Clinic (possibly supported by an airlift of health workers.)

15/16 April Relocate to Port Patrick, possible stop at SE village of Umetch
en route.

on completion (o/c) head for Tanna for resupply with possible stop in
Futuna.
o/c Sail up the coast of Tanna to distribute supplies as directed by
the National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO).

o/c Head to Aniwa and set up a clinic for both villages of Isavai and
Ikoakoa near the airstrip.

I cannot emphasize enough that any plan is simply a basis for change!
We will get there and figure it out as we go along...


*Fleet Security and Identity*
My greatest priority is for the safety of the DR Fleet.

***Skippers, as always, your word on what you do with your vessel is final
and will never be questioned by SM.***

The Fleet will be staying and working together as a cohesive unit, not
acting independently.
I have requested aid worker ground support at our ports of call.

It appears that we are now being referred to in Vanuatu as the Sea Mercy
(SM) "Mosquito Fleet"

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