U.S. Coast Guard Continues Response Efforts in Bahamas Due to Hurricane Dorian, Have Rescued 135 People
By Space Coast Daily // September 5, 2019
Seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and three MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions
MIAMI — Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations are underway in support of the Bahamas.
As of Thursday, the Coast Guard has issued the following information:
- Coast Guard crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 135 people and six pets in the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian began.
- The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and three MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.
- Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina, Florida.
- Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the Port of Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia.
- Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
- The Coast Guard has three cutters posted near the Bahamas ready to engage in Hurricane Dorian response efforts.
- Coast Guard Cutter James conducted an assessment of Freeport Harbour, Grand Bahama.
- Coast Guard Cutter Resolute is near the southern area of Grant Bahama Island.
- Several other Coast Guard cutters are en route to provide aid and assistance as needed.
- There are 17 shallow-water rescue boat teams standing by to respond to Hurricane Dorian.
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.
If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency at 242-325-9983 or the Bahamian Emergency Operations Center at 242-362-3895 or 242-362-3896.
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