US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard says that its 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.