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New England based CG cutter, air crews deploy for Hurricane Irma

by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast on 11 Sep 2017
A crew member from Coast Guard cutter Oak arrives to the ship after being recalled to deploy for Hurricane Irma, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, Newport, Rhode Island. The crew loaded 137,000 lbs of chain and sinkers to bring down south to repair buoys that are effected by the hurricane. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll
A Newport, Rhode Island Coast Guard cutter crew, and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery operations. Sunday, the crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Oak loaded the cutter’s buoy deck and cargo hold with nearly 137,000 pounds of aids-to-navigation gear including buoy chain, sinkers, and other hardware, which will be used after the storm to restore impacted waterways and facilitate the flow of maritime commerce.



'We anticipate repairing and relocating damaged and detached buoys in the major shipping lanes,” said Cmdr. Mark Chrysler commanding officer of Coast Guard cutter Oak. He said the cutter will make an additional stop Monday at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, to load additional gear and supplies.



Saturday, Air Station Cape Cod deployed a HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane and crew, and one MH-60 Jawhawk Helicopter with two crews aboard. They are currently pre-staged at the forward operating base at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, awaiting further orders in the event of mass rescue operations.

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