Real-time Mapping Assists Tonga

Real-time mapping from the Air Warfare Centre has provided crucial information for the Tongan Government to better assess their response following the January 15 volcanic eruption. The Air Warfare Centre’s No.83 Squadron analysed images and data after two No.11 Squadron’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft flew overflew Tonga to help determine the extent of the damage. Leading Aircraftman Bradley Bleeker was one…

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BRP Magat Salamat Reactivated for Typhoon Relief

The recently reactivated vessel of the Philippine Navy, the former BRP Magat Salamat (PS20), is now performing humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations in the areas of Mindanao that were severely devastated by Typhoon Odette. PS20 departed Eva Macapagal Wharf in Surigao del Norte early Wednesday, January 5, carrying a total of 30 tons of assorted relief goods for…

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Royal Navy Disaster Training in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The UK’s Caribbean task group proved it can master disaster after an intensive four-day workout in the Turks and Caicos Islands. RFA Wave Knight and HMS Medway rolled out the full panoply of hardware, personnel and relief stores alongside local authorities to demonstrate how quickly they can provide aid in the wake of a natural disaster. The two ships are…

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Mexican Navy Delivers Earthquake Relief Supplies to Haiti

September 3, 2021 – The Government of Mexico reaffirms its solidarity with Haiti after the effects caused by the earthquake that shook the Caribbean country, with the arrival yesterday of the ships ARM “PAPALOAPAN” (A-411) and ARM “LIBERTADOR” (BAL-02 ), of the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR). These ships transported 1,729 tons of food, including pantries, personal hygiene items, clothing,…

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Netherlands Completes Emergency Aid to Haiti

September 21, 2021 – HNLMS Holland just moored again at Curaçao. This concludes the military emergency response operation after the earthquake in Haiti. The Defense deployment was for 14 days and started on Friday 20 August. The Dutch government provided military aid at the request of the Haitian government. The naval ship Holland, with a helicopter and fast motorboats on…

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USS Arlington Arrives in Haiti to Support USAID

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast Haiti to begin humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations August 21st. Arlington departed Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 17 to support U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) following a 7.2-magnitute earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021. “Our initial…

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RFA Wave Knight Helps ‘turbo charge’ Haiti Relief Effort

August 19, 2021 – Royal Navy supply ship RFA Wave Knight is helping to ‘turbo charge’ relief efforts in Haiti after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake. The ship is acting as a ‘floating petrol station’ for US Army helicopters spearheading the relief effort – ensuring the Black Hawks do not have to return to base to refuel,…

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U.S. Southern Command Supports U.S. Disaster Assistance to Haiti

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) established Joint Task Force-Haiti Aug. 15 to conduct U.S. military operations in support of U.S. foreign disaster assistance to the people of Haiti. The task force is led by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH). In preparation for that mission, a 14-person SOUTHCOM Situational Awareness Team (SSAT) from…

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