Saturday Update: Coast Guard Continues Haitian Earthquake Response Efforts

MIAMI -The Coast Guard is continuing to provide support to the U.S. Government’s humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts in Haiti Saturday.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk and Tahoma successfully completed an offload of relief supplies and sent support personnel ashore to provide humanitarian assistance.

The Coast Guard Cutter Oak is en route to Haiti with medical supplies capable of restocking ground units in Haiti.

An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater transported a Health and Human Services Team from Turks and Caicos to Port-au-Prince. The crew also transported an urban search-and-rescue team from France, United Nations World Food Program personnel from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Haiti and doctors, medical specialists and various supplies.

A second HC-130 Hercules, also from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, delivered a Federal Emergency Management Agency Mobile Emergency Response Support asset.

Responding to the area are:

  • The crew of the HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.
  • Four HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Floriday
  • Two HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • The crew of an HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif.
  • Two HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii.
  • Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron based in Jacksonville, Fla., and Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Mich.
  • Two HU-25 Falcon jet crews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Miami.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla.
  • 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 Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Charleston, S.C.

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