Pandaw Cruises have been active in Burma since 1995 and have the logistical team in situ to operate our river ships to assist in the cyclone relief effort. We have deployed both our Burma ships to the worst affected areas. The ships have been converted to hospital ships and currently have teams of Burmese doctors and paramedics on board.
Pandaw IV is being operated by Merlin, a UK based charity - www.merlin.org.uk - who were already operating in the Laputta area with a good existing network of medics and health workers in the area. The ship is well supplied with emergency kits and medical equipment. Pandaw II is being operated by Save the Children in association with the Rangoon Pun Hlaing Hospital. A team of over 20 Burmese doctors and paramedics are on board. She will operate south of Bassein.