Coast Guard continues hurricane response operations in Bahamas

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) 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...

Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian
Coast Guard personnel help medevac a patient in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations are underway in support of the Bahamas. As of Wednesday at at 10 a.m.: Coast Guard crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 61 people and rescued four pets in the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian began. The Coast Guard is currently...

Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos seizes 1,220 pounds of marijuana in the Caribbean

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios MIAMI – On Wednesday August 28, a joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 1,220 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.1 million in the vicinity of Andros Island, Bahamas. The OPBAT task force was comprised of elements from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen stranded for 5 days off Bahamas

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued four Bahamian fishermen Wednesday approximately 50 miles south of Andros Island, Bahamas. The fishermen were stranded at sea for five days without food or water after their fishing boats became disabled. The Coast Guard received a report through the Royal Bahamiam Defence Force (RBDF) that two small fishing boats, which had launched from a larger fishing vessel, Tropic...

Coast Guard assisting in downed aircraft case near Bahamas

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoMIAMI — The Coast Guard is assisting in the search for a possible survivor Wednesday from a plane crash near the Bahamas. The Coast Guard received notification Tuesday evening from the Federal Aviation Administration of an overdue twin-engine Beechcraft airplane carrying two people. The plane departed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was en route to Nassau, Bahamas. Around...

Coast Guard medevacs man from freighter in Bahamas

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Geskus is lowered onto motor vessel Jin Zhou Hai. ANDROS ISLAND, Bahamas – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man from a container ship approximately 200 miles northeast of Nassau Bahamas, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received notification from the Panamanian-flagged motor vessel Jin Zhou Hai, of a 25 year-old male crewmember...