Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews deploy communications convoy to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
MIAMI, FL — Coast Guard crews continued to surge assets, personnel and equipment into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Crews are bringing communication and other much-needed equipment to aid in the response and reconstitution of Coast Guard facilities. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinate the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2017. Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds. (U.S. Coast Guard video)