Sep 12, 2019

The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIA PBC) is and has been very concerned with the tragic situation in the northern Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

While there are many non-governmental organizations, private charities and individuals which are mobilizing to help our friends in the Bahamas who are in need, MIA PBC,  after considering the logistics and complexities of the situation, has selected two relief efforts which it believes has the experience and capability to deliver aid to the areas which have been stricken.

·        Tropical Shipping is working in conjunction with Palm Beach County, Broward County and Dade Counties and is also based at the Port of Palm Beach in Palm Beach County.

·        Bahamas Relief Cruise of West Palm Beach is a group of local West Palm Beach businesses and local volunteers with a mission to provide resources and safe passage out of the Bahamas to hurricane victims working in conjunction with the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line at the Port of Palm Beach.

Tropical Shipping and Bahamas Relief Cruise have the necessary vessels and experience in traversing the Bahamian waters and have relationships that allow for docking and distribution. The organizations are collecting relief supplies on the approved NEMA list (see below) that can be dropped off at:

Tropical Shipping Warehouse: 1489 MLK Jr. Blvd., Riviera Beach, FL  33404

Bahamas Relief Cruise Warehouse: 525 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL  33401

You can also donate to Bahamas Relief Cruise at (there is a link to an Amazon Wish List on its web page).  

The MIA PBC asks that you keep our friends in the Bahamas in your thoughts and prayers and encourages our members and everyone in the boating and marine industries to provide whatever relief they can.

For more information please contact:

Tropical Shipping Cargo Receiving Location – West Palm Beach

Hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1489 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Riviera Beach, Florida 33404

(561) 881-3999

(561) 881-3951

Bahamas Relief Cruise of West Palm Beach

525 Clematis St.

West Palm Beach, FL  33401


Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.

1208 US Highway One, Suite B

North Palm Beach, FL  33408


The NEMA approved list of supplies and food:



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