Cyclone Pam update #2 from Vanuatu Helicopters
March 19, 2015
This morning at 6.20am 2 helicopters departed from Garden City Helicopters base in Christchurch, bound for Port Vila Vanuatu. The helicopters had to be modified to carry extra fuel on board.
The company has been receiving many phone calls from distressed parents and family in New Zealand anxious to hear from their loved ones in Vanuatu as communication towers have been destroyed. Vanuatu Helicopters have been working frantically over the past few days trying to restore communications.
The helicopters should reach Norfolk Island today, staying overnight and then heading out first light Friday morning with the goal of reaching Vanuatu by 5pm.