Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Second Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance to Affected Outer Islands

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): March 26, 2009 - Yesterday, March 25, 2009 the MS Caroline Voyager departed on the second run to deliver humanitarian assistance to the outer islands of Pohnpei and Chuuk to help those islands that were affected by the tidal surge back in December of 2008. The outer islands of Yap will be serviced by the Yap State vessel, MV Hapilmohol. Rice is the only food staple that will be delivered on these disaster relief runs. This rice was purchased with funds decreed during the emergency and obligated for rice only. Since the emergency declaration was not extended by Congress, the plan, as it was set back in December of 2008, will proceed and this will be the second and last delivery of food relief to the affected outer islands.

The schedule of the MS Voyager is as follows:

RELIEF DELIVERY

Depart

Arrive

March 25, 2009

Pohnpei

March 25, 2009

Sapwuafik

March 25, 2009

Sapwuafik

March 26, 2009

Nukuoro

March 26, 2009

Nukuoro

March 27, 2009

Kapingamarangi

March 27, 2009

Kapingamarangi

March 29, 2009

Ettal

March 29, 2009

Ettal

March 29, 2009

Namuluk

March 29, 2009

Namuluk

March 30, 2009

Piisenmwar

March 30, 2009

Piisenmwar

March 30, 2009

Losap

March 30, 2009

Losap

March 30, 2009

Nama

March 30, 2009

Nama

March 31, 2009

Weno

April 02, 2009

Weno

April 03, 2009

Murilo

April 03, 2009

Murilo

April 03, 2009

Ruo

April 03, 2009

Ruo

April 04, 2009

Fananu

April 04, 2009

Fananu

April 04, 2009

Nomwin

April 04, 2009

Nomwin

April 05, 2009

Pisarach

April 05, 2009

Pisarach

April 05, 2009

Onari

April 05, 2009

Onari

April 05, 2009

Ono

April 05, 2009

Ono

April 05, 2009

Magur

April 06, 2009

Magur

April 06, 2009

Ulul

April 06, 2009

Ulul

April 07, 2009

Polap

April 07, 2009

Polap

April 07, 2009

Tamatam

April 07, 2009

Tamatam

April 07, 2009

Polowat

April 08, 2009

Polowat

April 08, 2009

Houk

April 08, 2009

Houk

April 09, 2009

Weno

April 11, 2009

Weno

April 12, 2009

Moch

April 12, 2009

Moch

April 12, 2009

Kuttu

April 12, 2009

Kuttu

April 12, 2009

Satawan

April 12, 2009

Satawan

April 12, 2009

Ta

April 13, 2009

Ta

April 13, 2009

Oneop

April 13, 2009

Oneop

April 13, 2009

Likinioch

April 13, 2009

Likinioch

April 14, 2009

Oreluk

April 14, 2009

Oreluk

April 15, 2009

Pohnpei


For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356
e-mail: fsmpio@mail.fm
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