Umbra is the latest vessel to join the ongoing relief efforts on Vanuatu.

YachtAid Global – the non-profit organisation spearheading the superyacht industry’s relief efforts in Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam – and Kaleva Yachting Services Vanuatu are reporting that MY Umbra is the latest vessel to head to the islands at the request of her owner. Umbra will arrive next week.


An identified cargo ship stranded in an isolated bay on the island of Tanna. Photo: Jeremy Piper/AFP Photo/Getty

Umbra is a 51-metre Damen Sea Axe superyacht support vessel that has recently undergone an extensive refit managed by Diverse Projects at Oceania Marine in New Zealand. This winter’s work has included the addition of a helipad, a two-metre stern extension, and a new paint scheme.

As we reported yesterday, the superyacht Dragonfly is under way and will be arriving in the captial Port Vila over the weekend. Naval ships from New Zealand and France are already distributing relief.


A resident of Port Villa begins the clean up at her devastated home. Photo: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

YachtAid Global has been co-ordinating relief efforts from the superyacht industry and from owners. You can contact the organisation on its website or by email