SURFSIDE, Fla. – Royal Caribbean is offering a cruise ship for first responders to use as a place to stay this weekend while they continue to work in the rubble at a condominium collapse in South Florida.
The cruise line offered 600 workers rooms on its Explorer of the Seas vessel, which docked Thursday in Miami, WSVN reported.
Officials said because of the holiday weekend, it had been difficult to get enough hotel rooms for first responders who have scoured debris since June 24 when the Champlain Towers South building partially collapsed.
Officials said the search and rescue dogs will also be welcomed.
The number of confirmed dead rose to 20 people Friday, officials said. There are still 128 people who are unaccounted for.