Coast Guard Cutter Oak to hold Change of Command ceremony

CHARLESTON, S.C.  – A change-of-command ceremony is scheduled for the 225-foot Coast Guard Cutter Oak at 10 a.m. Friday located at 1050 Register Street in North Charleston, S.C.

Cutter Oak returns to Charleston following deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

CHARLESTON, SC – The crew of the 225-foot Coast Guard Cutter Oak, homeported in Charleston, will return Thursday at 8:45 a.m. following a 35-day deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where it provided humanitarian relief and repairs to damaged aids-to-navigation following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January.

Coast Guard helping rebuild Haiti’s ports

by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley An international port is a crossroads of culture, languages and international exchange. A port is a nations lifeline to the world through imports and exports. On Jan. 11, 2010 the international port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was just this, Haiti’s lifeline to the world with 95-percent of the ports activity consisting of imports to the country. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

First Shipment of propane to arrive in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The first shipment of propane following the earthquake in Haiti is expected to arrive at the Thor fuel pier, in Port-au-Prince Harbor, Sunday.

Coast Guard personnel assist in reopening Haiti port

MIAMI – Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Charleston, S.C., U.S. Navy Seabees and Navy divers reopened the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday with the placement of a second buoy for limited vessel traffic to one operational pier in the port.

Coast Guard Cutter Oak sets sail for relief

As the sun begins to set upon another mild January day, a large black ship gently rocks and sways from side to side in the Atlantic Ocean. As one steps out from within the ship, a slight gust of wind can be felt. It’s in that moment that you can nearly taste the salt from the ocean in the air. As far as the eye can see, there’s nothing but choppy blue water in sight. Except toward the west, where...

Sunday Update – Coast Guard continues Haiti relief effort

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

Coast Guard Haiti response efforts continue

MIAMI -The Coast Guard is continuing to provide support to the U.S. Government’s humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts in Haiti Friday. The Coast Guard has evacuated nearly 250 U.S. citizens from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Coast Guard Cutter Oak returns from 30-day deployment

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Oak returned home to Charleston Saturday after a 30-day deployment to Florida, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Port Au Prince, Haiti, and San Juan, Puerto Rico