WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian Response Operations Underway in Bahamas
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2019
U.S. Coast Guard is currently conducting air operations based out of Andros Island
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater forward-deployed four MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew Petty Officer 2nd Class Sam Fuller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Lewis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jethro Hauser, Ltcdr. Tony Lumpkin and Lt. Travis Rhera in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019. 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 (U.S. Coast Guard video by Seaman Erik Villa-Rodriguez)
MIAMI, FLORIDA — U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations are underway in support of the Bahamas, and as of Wednesday at 4 p.m., crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 114 people and six pets since Hurricane Dorian began.
The Coast Guard is currently conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas.
The Coast Guard has three cutters posted near the Bahamas ready to engage in Hurricane Dorian response efforts, and there are 17 shallow-water rescue boat teams standing by to respond.
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.
“Our forces are strategically positioned to be clear of the impact of the storm and then immediately will reconstitute those forces for rescue operations and re-opening of our critical ports infrastructure.
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.
Port Condition Four in effect for all Miami ports and the Port of Key West.
Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina, Port Canaveral, Port of Savannah, Brunswick and Port of Charleston.
During Port Condition Four, port facilities are currently open to all commercial vessel traffic and port transfer operations may continue.
During Port Condition Zulu, no vessels may enter or transit within ports without permission of the COTP. All vessel movements are prohibited, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease.
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