On October 25, 2018, Super Typhoon Yutu made landfall on Tinian as the strongest typhoon to hit the Mariana Islands on record, and the second strongest tropical cyclone to hit the United States and its Territories, and the strongest storm worldwide in 2018.
Between November 2018 and March 2019, Seabridge provided critical disaster recovery services to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) following catastrophic destruction in Tinian and Saipan. Seabridge tugs and barges carried out upwards of 40 disaster relief voyages between Guam, Saipan, and Tinian, carrying essential food, materials, and equipment in support of humanitarian and recovery efforts.
Seabridge’s support for FEMA operations included cargo missions and ground delivery to deliver critical equipment for the CNMI Government, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Navy Seabees, the US Army and Guam Army National Guard.
FEMA provided Seabridge an outstanding scorecard for responsiveness, flexibility, and professional execution, stating that Seabridge’s efforts set a new and exceptional standard for public-private partnerships with FEMA.