Cutter Winslow Greisser delivers critical prescription medication to St. Croix

The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser crew transfers critical prescription medication to the cutter's small boat for delivery to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 30, 2017. Representatives from Doctor's Choice met the small boat crew at the Branch St. Thomas Boat Forces pier in Charlotte Amalie. (Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki)

The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser crew transfers critical prescription medication to the cutter’s small boat for delivery to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 30, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard partnered with Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy to ship critical prescription medication to St. Croix from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Saturday aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser.

Representatives from Doctor’s Choice met the cutter’s small boat at the Branch St. Thomas Boat Forces pier in Charlotte Amalie. The medicine will be distributed to pharmacies on the island.

“If I lived on St. Croix with my own family, I would want somebody to help us out,” said Chief Petty Officer Tito Afip, command chief of the cutter. “It feels good to be able to help our neighbors on St. Croix get the medicine they need.”

The cutter Griesser is part of a 13-cutter Surface Asset Group that is working around the clock to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico and the USVI in need of help due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The cutter Griesser was commissioned in 2016 and is homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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