U.S. Coast Guard HITRON Aircrew Provide Assistance to Honduras Following Hurricane Eta
By U.S. Coast Guard // November 17, 2020
Eta was Category 4 storm when it made landfall
(U.S. COAST GUARD) – The U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew deployed aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SENECA provided assistance near Puerto Lempira, Honduras over the weekend.
Following Hurricane Eta the CoastGuard, alongside Joint Task Force-Bravo, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet have worked together to provide urgent search and rescue and redistribution of relief aid across Honduras.
HITRON helicopters operate in known smuggling vectors and rely on expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen to disable go-fast drug smuggling vessels in the event suspects refuse to comply with verbal and visual warnings for law enforcement boardings in accordance with international maritime law.