On April 9th, La Soufriere volcano on the island of St. Vincent reupted. In God's providence, Logos Hope was due to sail to St. Vincent that very day.

Following a very successful visit to the island earlier this year, and strong relationships developed with the government of the island, they had offered to provide COVID-19 vaccines for the ship’s crew. By the time Logos Hope arrived in St Vincent, the island was covered in ash from the volcano. 16,000 people had been evacuated from the danger zone, electricity supplies were very sporadic and most of the country’s drinking water was contaminated.

In just 24 hours, crewmembers received COVID-19 vaccines and the ship offloaded 40,000 gallons of drinking water to anyone who came to the quayside to collect it. From council water trucks to young children with little water bottles, people accepted the water that was being dispensed from the ship.

As well as water, Logos Hope offloaded relief supplies, including hygiene kits and water filters. The crew also donated 500 items of clothing and lots of food for residents who has been put up in temporary shelters

Logos Hope has now returned to Curaçao for its annual maintenance including dry dock. At the end of this time, they plan to return to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assist in further relief work.

Craig Niclasen