Coast Guard ready to respond to Haiti in wake of massive earthquake

MIAMI – Coast Guard officials in Miami have mobilized cutters and aircraft to positions in close proximity to Haiti to render humanitarian assistance as needed.

Deployed to the area are:

  • The crew of a C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot reliance class cutter homeported in Miami.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutters homeported in Portsmouth, Va.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, N.H.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla.

Additional Coast Guard assets patrolling the area have been alerted of the situation and stand by to render assistance as needed.

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  1. John M. White says:

    My son Matt is on the Mohawk – Godspeed! I am so proud of Matt and all who serve. This is what America is about. You are in our thoughts and prayers.