In December 2022, we welcomed Motor Vessel (MV) DAWN to the team to strengthen our disaster response capabilities and capacity to support partners throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
MV DAWN is specifically configured to provide humanitarian and disaster support and will allow us to offer the following capabilities to our partners:
Designed to support humanitarian activities without placing a burden on local resources
Capable of hosting over 30 GSD mission staff and partners
State of the art communications technology to support GSD and partner activities
Equipped with a range of embarked watercraft, vehicles, and a helideck to reach communities and support GSD and partner activities
Capable of transporting bulk commodities and containerized equipment enabling logistics support for GSD and partners
Producing, transporting, and off-loading bulk supplies of fresh water
During 2023, the following capabilities will be added to DAWN’s profile:
Underwater survey and dive capabilities to support opening access for humanitarian support
Helideck operations including aircraft refueling and underslung load cargo transfers
Offering a permanently configured mobile operations coordination facility for GSD, national emergency management associations, and partners
Onboard laboratory services and facilities to support response personnel
Please get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about partnering with GSD.