U.S. Coast Guard members assist Royal Navy medical personnel in assessing patient needs in the Bahamas, Sept. 8, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Shifts Response Efforts in Bahamas

Coast Guard cutters and aircraft conducting urgent search and rescue operations in support of the Government of the Bahamas response to Hurricane Dorian have been redeployed to their home stations.

As the response efforts shift to long term recovery, Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Teams continue to work with the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, and Coast Guard crews and resources are available as needed.

To date, Coast Guard crews have completed the following in their response efforts in support of the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began:

  • Rescued 407 people
  • Received 1,388 search and rescue calls
  • Conducted 136 aviation sorties
  • Conducted 62 surface sorties

The Coast Guard supported the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, who lead the search and rescue efforts. If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency at (242) 323-1395.

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