Coast Guard continues hurricane response operations in Bahamas

Damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (Coast Guard Photo)

Damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (Coast Guard Photo)

MIAMI — Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations continue in support of the Bahamas.

As of Friday at 5 p.m.:

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 239 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and five MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.
  • All ports have reopened.
  • The Port of Charleston, South Carolina, is open but requires Captain of the Port approval for vessel movement.
  • Eight Coast Guard cutters are providing hurricane response support in the Bahamas.

The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts. If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency at 242-323-1395.


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