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.READ MORE: Jury Enters Fifth Day Of Deliberations In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial
According to Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley, 80 first responders, including their rescue dogs, have already made the ship their temporary home.READ MORE: Homegoing Celebration, Funeral Tuesday For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The ship will accommodate up to 600 first responders for a couple of weeks.MORE NEWS: 'I Can't Wait To Compete For Championships': New Miami Hurricanes Coach Mario Cristobal Has Returned Home
Bayley said many governmental departments helped make it possible, including the CDC, Coast Guard, CBP and others.