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Coast Guard continues providing lifesaving support to Haiti following 7.2 earthquake
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MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues humanitarian efforts in impacted areas of Haiti following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake, Saturday.
“On August 15, at the request of the Haitian Government, the Coast Guard surged aircraft and personnel to help critically injured patients from impacted areas to Port au Prince where they may obtain higher levels of care,” said Coast Guard Seventh District Commander, Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson. “Additionally, we are coordinating with USAID and U.S. Southern Command to move urban search and rescue responders, medical personnel and supplies to impacted areas. Our crews are trained and empowered to use sound on-scene initiative to judge the risks as they respond to the most urgent requests for help. Our people have a true bias for action and know how to lead through a crisis.”
Coast Guard efforts from Sunday to Monday evening include more than:
Coast Guard assets includes:
“Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters are on station width seven more are set to join, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday.”
Puerto Rico’s National Guard is also assisting. https://www.southcom.mil/MEDIA/NEWS-ARTICLES/Article/2737922/puerto-rico-national-guard-supports-us-humanitarian-mission-in-haiti/
SouthCom PR stories of relief effort. https://www.southcom.mil/
Today (8/20) from Seapower https://seapowermagazine.org/coast-guard-partner-agencies-continue-to-support-haiti-relief-efforts/