The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s recently acquired landing craft HMBS Lawrence Major under the command of Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe recently departed the John Alfred Wharf enroute to Crooked Island to transport the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Fire Truck and additional firefighting equipment to Crooked Island. This partnership between the two entities seeks to provide support to residents of Crooked Island who have been battling fires on the Island for several weeks. Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting) stated that Defence Force Marines currently engaged with recovery efforts on the Island following Hurricane Joaquin will also assist local officials with firefighting.

'Fire truck secured and ready to go. (Photo by: Able Seaman Drissen Brennen)'
'Ships company securing ropes in preparation for departure. Photo by: Woman Marine Shari Colebrooke'
'HMBS Lawrence Major departs John Alfred Dock enroute to Crooked Island to deliver Fire Fighting Equipment. Photo by: Able Seaman Drissen Brennen'

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