Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-08 08:23:13 –
Carnival Cruise Line on Tuesday Use one of those ships to accommodate first responders Helping Hurricane Aida recover in the New Orleans region.
The company says it will open a carnival glory cruise ship, thanks to an agreement between the cruise line, the city of New Orleans, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
First responders will be accommodated on board until September 18.
Carnival Glory arrived at the port of New Orleans on September 3 and underwent the necessary US Coast Guard inspections.
According to the Carnival, the ship will then be equipped with food, water and materials to prepare up to 2,600 hospital workers, first responders, city and utility workers, and other emergency personnel to join the ship. Has started to be supplied.
The ship remains in the harbor and acts as an emergency housing for workers who are directly involved in the city’s infrastructure restoration and medical needs.
Christine Duffy, President of Carnival, said: Cruise line. “Thanks to the guests for their understanding that they love New Orleans as much as we do.”
The carnival added that it had canceled Glory’s next cruise, which was scheduled to begin on September 12. The company said it plans to resume guest operations at the Carnival Glory from New Orleans on September 19.
The Carnival had already canceled its departure to Carnival Glory on September 5th.
This story was originally published by the Scripps Station KATC In Lafayette, Louisiana.