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MIAMI -The Coast Guard is continuing to provide support to the U.S. Government's humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts in Haiti Friday. The Coast Guard has evacuated nearly 250 U.S. citizens from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk and Tahoma successfully completed an offload of relief supplies and sent support personnel ashore to provide humanitarian assistance.

The Coast Guard Cutter Oak is en route to Coast Guard Sector Miami to load medical supplies capable of restocking ground units in Haiti.

An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew, from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., transported a USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team to Port-au-Prince to assist in search and rescue operations.

Two Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crews from Air Station Clearwater are standing by for possible medical evacuations.

Responding to the area are:

* Three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater.

* The crew of the HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.

* Four HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater.

* Two HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

* The Crew of an HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif.

* Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron based in Jacksonville, Fla., and Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Mich.

* The crew of an HU-25 Falcon jet from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

* The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Miami.

* The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla.

*The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, N.H.

*The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.

*The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Charleston, S.C.


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Date Taken:01.15.2010

Date Posted:01.15.2010 13:35

Location:MIAMI, FL, USGlobe

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