I guess that Marriott didn’t finish reading those articles about the Cajun Navy rescuing people:
A spokesman told the Mirror: “On Friday, Marriott was able to secure a ferry to transport about 600 of our guests from St Thomas to Puerto Rico.
“These were guests who had to stay behind after the airport closed in advance of Hurricane Irma.
“The ferry departed St Thomas Friday, September 8, with the Marriott guests on board.
“There were a number of additional people gathered at the dock who were not our guests who also expressed a desire to leave St Thomas.”
They go on to explain what they are doing to mitigate the PR damage from this oopsie moment:
“As a company, Marriott places a priority on the safety and security of our guests, but we also have a long tradition of looking out for the greater community.
“In this case, we weren’t able to help and as grateful as we are that we were able to transport our guests, we are saddened that we were not able to do the same for more people.
“We continue to work with local authorities in St Thomas to help support the relief efforts there.”
“…like sending out some boats to look for bodies,” Marriott did not say.