During the month of September 2017, hurricanes IRMA and MARIA hit the island of Saint-Martin, destroying more than 70% of the nautical sector. As it was committed, The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) conducted a first assessment mission on the economic and social consequences of hurricane IRMA on the marine sector of St. Martin.
Some facts and figures:
The activity of the sector is therefore permanently at a standstill and the situation is therefore at this moment blocked.
The evaluation mission was conducted at the beginning of October by Mr Guillaume Arnauld of the Lions, Deputy Delegate General of the FIN, in connection with the association of professionals of the water sports of Saint-Martin (METIMER).
The FIN delegate met with more than 50 business leaders who were victims of the incident, learned about the damage in the various affected areas (on land and from the sea) and visited a deconstruction company located in the north of the island. .During his mission, Mr. Arnauld of Lions also met with the President of the territorial collectivity Mr. Daniel Gibbs and the interdepartmental delegate for reconstruction Mr. Philippe Gustin, as well as the representatives of the CCI and the MEDEF, the Antillean companies waste management, insurance experts and state services.
The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) aims to defend, represent and promote the different sectors of French nautical industries, both at home and abroad. The FIN currently has more than 600 members, drawn from eleven nautical industry and service professions, representing more than 80% of the industry's turnover.
We have not set a goal for this social campaign. All the funds raised will make it possible to finance several actions, intended to directly help the professionals:
The FIN calls today for the solidarity of seafarers and hopes for a strong commitment from the sector and the nautical community.
Merci à l'équipe de la FIN pour avoir lancé les dons !
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