U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Team Deployed to Support Rescue of 12 People After 27-Foot Boat Capsized
By Space Coast Daily // September 14, 2020
Royal Bahamian Defense Force crews rescues 12 people, deployed in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(U.S. COAST GUARD) – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue team deployed in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos.
The Royal Bahamian Defense Force and Royal Bahamian Police crews rescued 12 people in the water after a 27-foot boat capsized with people aboard about 9 mi. south of Chub Cay.
The search continues for any additional people who may have been aboard.
Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos is an international operation between the U.S., The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos governments to identify, disrupt and dismantle illicit smugglers transiting through The Bahamas.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is the military of The Bahamas, and since The Bahamas does not have an army or an air force, its navy composes the entirety of its armed forces.
Under The Defence Act, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been mandated to defend The Bahamas, protect its territorial integrity, patrol its waters, provide assistance in times of disaster, maintain order in conjunction with the law enforcement agencies of The Bahamas, and carry out any such duties as determined by the National Security Council.