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    Haitian Port From the Sky

    Haitian Port From the Sky



    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater 

    7th Sustainment Brigade

    A fully operational port as seen March 22 shows a steel gray Brazilian Navy vessel, center, loading equipment belonging to Brazilian soldiers assigned to the MINUSTAH. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti was established, June 1, 2004, by Security Council Resolution 1542. The catastrophic damage caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake brought the port to a standstill. United States Army and Navy units arrived mid-January and immediately began conducting Joint Logistics Over The Shore. "JLOTS consists of loading / unloading of ships without fixed port facilities, in friendly or nondefended territory, and, in time of war, during phases of theater development in which there is no opposition by the enemy." (Source: Global Security.Org) "The great benefit of JLOTS during this operation was two-fold," said Col. Charles Maskell, commander, 7th Sustainment Brigade. "First, it allowed us to bring in life saving aid over the shore when it was most needed and the port was unavailable. Secondly, it took pressure off the port's South pier so that the Army divers and Navy underwater construction Sailors could reinforce it. The repair of the South pier may be our most lasting legacy at the main seaport in Port au Prince."



    Date Taken: 03.22.2010
    Date Posted: 03.25.2010 13:13
    Photo ID: 262982
    VIRIN: 100325-A-#####-001
    Resolution: 3192x2111
    Size: 1.81 MB
    Location: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HT 

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