Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix

Department of Homeland Security await word from Coast Guard Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. The 154-foot cutter is one of 13 cutters which are deployed throughout the USVI and Puerto Rico to help bring relief to the American citizens of these U.S. Territories in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.)

Department of Homeland Security await word from Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.)

MIAMI — Department of Homeland Security special agents arrived in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser to deliver relief supplies and provide security to the U.S. Territory.

The agents arrived on the 154-foot cutter after leaving San Juan yesterday with bottled water, electrical cords, cots and a tent. These supplies will be used for those who need assistance on the island, which was affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The cutter can sustain 28-knots at full throttle and has three officers and 20 enlisted personnel.

The Coast Guard is working around the clock in unison with DHS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Virgin Island Emergency Managers, and local volunteers to help bring the storm ravaged area back to its feet.

For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit our Flicker page.

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