By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Royal Caribbean has offered up one of its ships to house first responders assisting with the Surfside condo collapse search-and-rescue efforts.

The Explorer of the Seas docked at PortMiami Thursday with its new mission.

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According to Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley, 80 first responders, including their rescue dogs, have already made the ship their temporary home.

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A FEMA rescue dog getting ready to board the Explorer of the Seas. (Source: Michael Bayley / Facebook)

The ship will accommodate up to 600 first responders for a couple of weeks.

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Bayley said many governmental departments helped make it possible, including the CDC, Coast Guard, CBP and others.

CBSMiami.com Team