Multimedia Release: Coast Guard responds to Haiti for humanitarian aid following 7.2 earthquake

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentries at Air Station Miami are staged to deploy to Haiti to assist in response efforts, Opa-locka, Florida, Aug. 15, 2021. The Coast Guard committed numerous aircraft and surface ships to assist and surge to support critical live saving missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Figured the Coast Guard had responded to the Earth Quake in Haiti. Some info in this news release from D7.

Multimedia Release: Coast Guard responds to Haiti for humanitarian aid following 7.2 earthquake

Multimedia Release

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District 

Coast Guard responds to Haiti for humanitarian aid following 7.2 earthquake

A Coast Guard aircrew member transports a critically injured child to emergency medical services, Port au Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) Video of Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew taking off from Opa-locka, Florida to Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. Our helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. Cmdr. Corey McPartlin)

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Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry crews from Air Station Miami load the plane with gear for operations in Haiti, Opa-Locka, Florida, Aug. 15, 2021. The Coast Guard committed numerous aircraft and surface ships to assist and surge to support critical live saving missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry flight crew members prepare and load the aircraft for deployment to Haiti, Opa-locka, Florida, Aug. 15, 2021. Our helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry crews are preparing to deploy to Haiti, Opa-locka, Florida, Aug. 15, 2021. Aircraft was reconfigured for medical transport. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentries at Air Station Miami are staged to deploy to Haiti to assist in response efforts, Opa-locka, Florida, Aug. 15, 2021. The Coast Guard committed numerous aircraft and surface ships to assist and surge to support critical live saving missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) A Coast Guard air crew member helps transport a critically injured child from the helicopter to awaiting emergency medical services at Port au Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) A Coast Guard aircrew member gives water to an injured Haitian citizen waiting to be transported to emergency medical services, Port au Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) Coast Guard members and Haiti emergency medical services members remove a critically injured Haitian citizen from the helicopter, Port au Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele)
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew stands by on the tarmac to transport medical personnel and supplies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward-deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) Haiti's government requested U.S. Coast Guard assistance following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15,2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward-deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) A medical team is being transported in a Coast Guard helicopter to Port au Prince, Haiti, Aug. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) U.S. Coast Guard aircrews evacuating injured citizens to higher lever of care facilities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug.15,2021. U.S. Coast Guard forward-deployed Jayhawk helicopter crews are from Air Station Clearwater, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele)

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MIAMI — Haitian’s government requested Coast Guard assistance following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The Coast Guard committed numerous air and surface assets to help in transporting medical personnel and supplies, and transporting critically injured citizens to facilities needing a higher level of care in Port au Prince, Haiti.  

“On behalf of the United States Coast Guard I express our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti,” said Coast Guard District Seven Commander, Adm. Brendan McPherson. “Our hearts go out to our Haitian diaspora here in Miami and to those tragically impacted in Haiti. We are supporting USAID humanitarian relief efforts, U.S. Southern Command’s ENDURING PROMISE, and coordinating closely with Ambassador Sison and her country-team to assist in every way that we can. Our helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. Our cutters remain offshore and on standby to assist the citizens of Haiti and to support agency response locally. Our unity of effort, our commitment to our neighbors, and our ability to lead through a crisis will help see us all through this tragic event.”

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