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Royal Caribbean sends ship to house hundreds of Florida condo collapse rescue workers
Royal Caribbean CEO: Cruise taking extra protocols for safe return
Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain on first post-COVID cruise ship to set sail from Florida.
As rescue crews from around the nation and even other countries arrive to assist in the aftermath of the tragic condo collapse in Surfside, Fla., finding a place for them to stay has been a difficult task – particularly over the Fourth of July weekend.
But the Royal Caribbean Group has stepped in to help with that, sending its Explorer of the Seas cruise ship to provide a comfortable place to stay and meals for some 600 responders over the coming weeks. Search dogs are welcome aboard, too.
"This tragedy in our own backyard is heart-wrenching," Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the families and our whole community, and our thanks go out to the hardworking search and rescue teams. Providing them shelter is a small way to show our support."