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Volcano on St Vincent is now code Red and apparently RCL has sent a ship to help evacuate


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18 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

 

And here she is entering the Castries inlet...

 

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Did you notice if Reflection and the two Carnival ships have received any passengers yet? I notice that Serenade did not depart until around 10pm... I assume ash fall might have impacted speed of loading passengers...perhaps covid vaccine issues as well....  but I did not notice the other ships docking.. they could have picked up passengers using tenders...so that is possible

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14 minutes ago, kearney said:

Did you notice if Reflection and the two Carnival ships have received any passengers yet? I notice that Serenade did not depart until around 10pm... I assume ash fall might have impacted speed of loading passengers...perhaps covid vaccine issues as well....  but I did not notice the other ships docking.. they could have picked up passengers using tenders...so that is possible

I've been watching the other ships in the area.

Only Serenade appears to have docked.

Others were lingering nearby (in case?) but have not docked

or even hove-to to board evacuees via tender

(probably impractical given atmospheric conditions and visibility.)

Barbados is now well under the ash cloud, and lighting is fading fast.

There is no sun.

It's almost like nightfall! We're turning on lights in the house!

 

My wife heard/felt the rumbles and explosions of the  7 a.m. explosion, just an hour ago....Saturday 10th. morning
I didn't...noisy old fridge right near the computer!

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1 minute ago, Aplmac said:

I've been watching the other ships in the area.

Only Serenade appears to have docked.

Others were lingering nearby (in case?) but have not docked

or even hove-to to board evacuees via tender

(probably impractical given atmospheric conditions and visibility.)

Barbados is now well under the ash cloud, and lighting is fading fast.

There is no sun.

It's almost like nightfall! We're turning on lights in the house!

Take care..hope you have lots of masks.... you might try covering your car to keep ash off as much as possible.. I think that stuff is very corrosive. take care

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3 minutes ago, kearney said:

Take care..hope you have lots of masks.... you might try covering your car to keep ash off as much as possible.. I think that stuff is very corrosive. take care

 

Lighting has eased up a bit now,

but it was getting abnormally dark just 15-20 mins. ago!
Lighting is a strange yellowish? cast outside!

 

Car is under cover. No ash fall yet.
Conditions in St. Vincent are seriously dusty, ashy,
everything just covered in grey ash-fall!
We are seeing bits of it, on WhatsApp.

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I just received word that the folks on Serenade are

 

 

Those are farm workers on their way to Canada, David...

the St Vincent airport had to be closed

so they were shuttled to St Lucia by cruise ship.

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We've had alternating periods of lighter and darker conditions

over the last hour or two.

 

I can just about see (against darker backgrounds) the very fine ash-fall

that is now precipitating.

 

ASH FALL Sat morning April 10th around 0900 hrs..jpg

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On 4/8/2021 at 6:17 PM, smokeybandit said:

And thanks to the CDC, Royal isn't allowing anyone on board who isn't vaccinated.

 

15 hours ago, broberts said:

 

Link? Or are you just trying to spread falsehoods?

Has nothing to do with Royal, and certainly not a CDC issue. Barbados and St Lucia said they would not accept unvaccinated evacuees. 

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35 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

I just received word that the folks on Serenade are

 

 

Those are farm workers on their way to Canada, David...

the St Vincent airport had to be closed

so they were shuttled to St Lucia by cruise ship.


I just read how seasonal migrant workers arriving in Toronto can get their vaccines as they arrive at the airport.
 

Thanks for sharing from Barbados.
 

My last trip anywhere was to Barbados Jan/March of 2020, right before “it” hit the fan.  We stayed at Sandals for the week, but enjoyed some time off resort.  We were there when Jamaica had their earth quake and you could feel how the people of  Barbados felt for the Jamaicans.  I can only fathom how it is for those today and the last few days on St Vincent.


Your island is a beautiful place. We chartered a boat for a day and cruised the Gold Coast. We look forward to the day we can return from Canada. 

 

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Went snorkelling too. 
 

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On 4/8/2021 at 9:37 PM, harkinmr said:

Wonder whether it was the cruise lines' request?  I can't imagine a Prime Minister making such a requirement himself given the urgency of the situation.

Probably was the cruise lines. Can you imagine the set back with the CDC if a covid case breaks out and the ship is denied entry.  

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5 hours ago, Aplmac said:

We've had alternating periods of lighter and darker conditions

over the last hour or two.

 

I can just about see (against darker backgrounds) the very fine ash-fall

that is now precipitating.

 

ASH FALL Sat morning April 10th around 0900 hrs..jpg

Thank you for the updates, please stay safe.

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On 4/8/2021 at 7:37 PM, harkinmr said:

Wonder whether it was the cruise lines' request?  I can't imagine a Prime Minister making such a requirement himself given the urgency of the situation.

I thought that at first, but it has been reported that all the island countries who are accepting evacuees are only accepting ones who have been vaccinated.

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50 minutes ago, sandebeach said:

Thank you for the updates, please stay safe.

 

Here in Barbados we are relatively unscathed!
Every thing is now covered in fine volcanic dust (our biggest "worry")
but otherwise we're good.


Alternating periods of light and dark spells ...whole day long
as clouds of varying thickness go over us.
Folks in the North of Barbados seem to be getting thicker dust

and darker spells.

 

I'm thinking this could go on for a few days yet, but don't tell my wife
who wants to get busy with cleanup!

I am gathering clean dust samples for souvenir.

 

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Conditions in St. Vincent are not good

and below are a few choice pics

to raise the hair on the back of your neck.

 

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6 mins past noon Sat 10th..jpg

2nd significant explosion, after noon.jpg

10th. April, around 11 a.m..jpg

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LIGHTNING on 9th April 2021.JPG

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40 minutes ago, smokeybandit said:

I thought that at first, but it has been reported that all the island countries who are accepting evacuees are only accepting ones who have been vaccinated.

It are the other islands requirements... although I heard the PM say that St Lucia did not have this requirement to enter...but they needed to get it once they arrived. Remember these island have limited hospitals...in fact on past cruise we saw the US Comfort hospital ship in St Lucia to perform surgeries... so you can see why they want to prevent an outbreak. The cruise ships are not equiped to handle passengers... limited staff and supplies so they are simply ferrying people out of harms way... and it turns out preparing some meals as well. I hate seeing people on twitter blaming the cruise lines for the vaccine requirement... shows that no good deed goes unpunished. They have had to move ships out of harms way... at least around Barbados where the ash is making it look like midnight on a moonless night.

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Those pock-marks in the dust on roofs

are varying sizes of ejecta from the volcano

not so far away from New Sandy Bay Village.

 

Hot stones, rocks, even small boulders

..raining down on the village! -Can you imagine??

 

New Sandy Bay Village -7.jpg

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New Sandy Bay Village -3.jpg

New Sandy Bay Village -1.jpg

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9 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

 

Here in Barbados we are relatively unscathed!
Every thing is now covered in fine volcanic dust (our biggest "worry")
but otherwise we're good.


Alternating periods of light and dark spells ...whole day long
as clouds of varying thickness go over us.
Folks in the North of Barbados seem to be getting thicker dust

and darker spells.

 

I'm thinking this could go on for a few days yet, but don't tell my wife
who wants to get busy with cleanup!

I am gathering clean dust samples for souvenir.

 

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Conditions in St. Vincent are not good

and below are a few choice pics

to raise the hair on the back of your neck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Sandy Bay Village -1.jpg

New Sandy Bay Village -2.jpg

New Sandy Bay Village -3.jpg

 

New Sandy Bay Village -5.jpg

 

 

 

Is that structural damage from the earthquakes or the ejecta (rocks)? 

 

Thanks for sharing the photos. 

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@Aplmac thanks for all the reporting and pics.

 

The ash is incredible. I don't envy those having to clean up. I also wonder what will happen to the palms and other plants covered in ash.

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Two more pops!

 

Ash-fall rate this evening ramped-up around 5 p.m.

and is now light but steady at 8:45 p.m.

I have a catching arrangement set up, and the sample is increasing.

 

Everything in the house now has a thin film of light grey ash.

had we known better, perhaps we shoulda locked up things a bit,

shut windows and doors, etc.

 

2more.JPG

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24 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

Two more pops!

 

Ash-fall rate this evening ramped-up around 5 p.m.

and is now light but steady at 8:45 p.m.

I have a catching arrangement set up, and the sample is increasing.

 

Everything in the house now has a thin film of light grey ash.

had we known better, perhaps we shoulda locked up things a bit,

shut windows and doors, etc.

 

2more.JPG

 

I hope you have remembered to check filters and radiators for ash build up. A/C, fridge, cars, CPAP, etc.

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