“Coast Guard continues providing lifesaving support to Haiti following 7.2 earthquake” News Release

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U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
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Coast Guard continues providing lifesaving support to Haiti following 7.2 earthquake

Coast Guard responds to Haiti for humanitarian aid following 7.2 earthquake

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Coast Guard responds to Haiti with humanitarian aid 2

Coast Guard members share supplies with Haitian civilians in Haiti, Aug. 17, 2021. Coast Guard helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele) U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater helicopter crew members embark a critically injured Haitian citizen requiring a higher level of care from an impacted area in Haiti, Aug. 17, 2021. Coast Guard helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele)

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 on the tarmac in Guantanamo, Cuba, Aug. 17, 2021. Air crews awaited the passing of poor weather in order to continue patrol flights in support of Coast Guard Operations in Haiti. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. David Steele)

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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:

  • 38 Coast Guard members deployed
  • 34 aviation evolutions
  • 51 people saved
  • 12 people assisted
  • 72 Fairfax County Fire Department’s urban search and rescue crews, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Teams, medical personnel and first responders transported
  • 5,500 pounds of medical supplies transported

Coast Guard assets includes:

  • Two Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews
  • Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Reliance
  • Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser
  • Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell

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