Coast Guard Cutter Dallas Leaves for Georgia With Aid

By Navy Lt. Cmdr Corey Barker, European Command public affairs

STUTTGART, Germany — Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) departed Souda Bay, Crete today with 50 pallets of humanitarian relief supplies bound for Georgia.

The 378 ft long high endurance cutter is home ported in Charleston, SC and is currently operating with Sixth fleet based out of Naples, Italy.

“Naval surface vessels like Dallas give us the capability to provide larger amounts of relief supplies because they can carry more than airlifts and provide a platform for vertical lift capabilities,” Navy Lt. Brian Badura, spokesman.

SOUDA BAY, CRETE, Greece — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) departed here Aug 22 and is scheduled to bring humanitarian relief supplies to Georgia for distribution to those affected by the conflict. Dallas is currently deployed in U.S. Sixth Fleet area of responsibility and is expected to arrive in Georgia within the coming week. (Department of Defense file photo)Headquarters, U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is coordinating sustained airlift and maritime support essential in getting humanitarian supplies and medical supplies to the citizens of Georgia.

The ship is scheduled to arrive in Georgia early next week.

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