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September 5, 2019

USCG's Dorian Response in Bahamas Continues

Coast Guard personnel help medevac a patient in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force with hurricane response efforts. (Coast Guard Photo)

Coast Guard personnel help medevac a patient in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force with hurricane response efforts. (Coast Guard Photo)

Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations are underway in support of the Bahamas.

As of Wednesday at 1000 hours:

Coast Guard crews from across the Coast Guard have rescued 61 people and rescued four pets in the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian began.
The Coast Guard is currently conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Other aspects f the USCG response are as follows:

  • Port Condition Zulu is set for the Port of Palm Beach
  • Port Condition Four for the Ports of Fort Pierce, Port of Miami and Port Everglades.
  • Port Condition Four for the Port of Key West
  • Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina and Port Canaveral Florida.
  • Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the Port of Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia.
  • Port Condition Zulu is in effect for the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • The Coast Guard has three cutters actively engaged in Hurricane Dorian response efforts in the Bahamas.
  • There are 17 shallow-water rescue boat teams standing by to respond to Hurricane Dorian.


The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency at 242-325-9983 or the Bahamian Emergency Operations Center at 242-362-3895 or 242-362-3896.

USCG forces are strategically positioned to be clear of the impact of the storm and then immediately reconstitute for rescue operations and re-opening of critical ports infrastructure.

During Port Condition Four, port facilities are currently open to all commercial vessel traffic and port transfer operations may continue.

During Port Condition Zulu, no vessels may enter or transit within ports without permission of the COTP. All vessel movements are prohibited, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease.