Seventeen containers arrived on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Auxiliary craft Lawrence Major, and were offloaded and set up on the island of Abaco on Friday past. The Mobile Base City (MBC) will provide necessary support for Defence Force disaster relief teams as they assist with recovery efforts on that island.

This Disaster Relief Containerized equipment functions as a Mobile Base Camp, complete with dry food storage, freezer, water treatment plant, and accommodations.

The Mobile Base Container was previously deployed in Crooked Island during the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin in 2015, in North Andros after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and more recently on the Caribbean island of Dominica after Hurricane Maria had devastated that Island in 2017.

The Container City will support the efforts of RBDF troops on the ground engaged in supply distribution, building repairs, joint Mobile patrols with Police, and providing security at key locations throughout central and northern Abaco, and outlying Cays.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas as it assists with hurricane relief efforts.

(RBDF Photos by Marine Seaman Wellington )

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