08th October, 2020
The management of Ayia Napa Marina in collaboration with the Bishopric of Constantia-Famagusta, and with the assistance of the Ministry of Defence and NGGS, organised and sent humanitarian aid to Lebanon, providing support and solidarity to the troubled people of our neighbouring country, while helping them deal with the catastrophic consequence of the deadly Beirut port explosion.
The personnel of Ayia Napa Marina, assisted by NGGS, organised and coordinated the transport of approximately 5 tons worth of aid. On the morning of 8th October 2020, three private yachts departed from Ayia Napa Marina, provided by Blue Point Yachting Ltd and VSS EPE, and accompanied by the “IOANNIDIS” Offshore Patrol Vessel (PATH) of the NGGS Naval Forces.
The humanitarian aid was gathered by the citizens of the unoccupied Famagusta district who generously offered relief to the people of Lebanon. Major sponsors of the endeavour include Caramondani Bros Public Co Ltd, Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, VSS EPE and Βlue Point Yachting Ltd, while the whole venture took place under the auspices of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus.
CEO of M.M. Makronisos Marina Ltd, Stavros Caramondanis stated: “Over and above its business activity, Ayia Napa Marina constitutes an organisation which carries out significant social work, both within Cyprus and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank the major sponsors of this humanitarian endeavour, specifically Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, VSS EPE and Βlue Point Yachting Ltd, as well as the Bishopric of Constantia-Famagusta. Lastly, I would like to thank the citizens of the unoccupied Famagusta district, who generously offered to help those suffering in Beirut.”