Russia-based Volga Dnepr Airlines has delivered oversized and urgent medical supplies to the remote Dutch Caribbean islands St Maarten and St Eustatius in response to Covid-19.

Four IL76-TD-90VD charter flights departed from Maastricht in the Netherlands, delivering supplies to the islands over the period of one week.

The deliveries were brought about by a call from the Ministry of Health, Culture and Sport, Netherlands (VWS) to assist with the islands medical infrastructure.

The St Maarten medical centre received two 12.2 m medical ICU units manufactured by Hospitainer. Six 6.1 m units were moved by barge to the smaller island of St Eustatius.

Ventilator machines, medicine and essential personal protective equipment (PPE) were also delivered.