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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Oct. 30, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

PHOTOs: Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen from Michigan, Ohio units depart to assist response to Hurricane Sandy

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INTERSTATE-80, Ohio — Government vehicles hauling four Coast Guard airboats are parked at a rest area in Interstate-80 in Ohio as 9th Coast Guard District crews deploy to the East Coast to support Hurricane Sandy response operations Oct. 30, 2012.

The airboats, traditionally used for ice rescues in the Great Lakes region, can operate in shallow water and are en route to Philadelphia, where they expect to receive further tasking to operate in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sean McCarthy

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INTERSTATE-80, Ohio — Government vehicles hauling Coast Guard airboats are parked at a rest area in Interstate-80 in Ohio as 9th Coast Guard District crews deploy to the East Coast to support Hurricane Sandy response operations Oct. 30, 2012.

The airboats, traditionally used for ice rescues in the Great Lakes region, can operate in shallow water and are en route to Philadelphia, where they expect to receive further tasking to operate in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sean McCarthy

CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District has dispatched four Coast Guard airboats and crews Tuesday to assist people on the East Coast who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

More than a dozen Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard stations in Marblehead, Ohio, St. Clair Shores, Mich., Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., and Belle Isle in Detroit deployed Tuesday morning, heading toward Delaware Bay.

The units received a solicitation for assistance at about 5 p.m., Monday night and departed Station Marblehead at 10 a.m., Tuesday.

"We are providing crewmembers and assets that are normally used for ice rescue operations and are now going to be used in a completely different environment," said Capt. Jeff Ogden, commander of Coast Guard Sector Detroit.

"There are millions of people affected by this storm, and we are ready to assist them in any way we can.”

Even with the deployment of personnel and airboats, the individual units and Sector Detroit remain fully mission-capable and remain ready to assist mariners that may find themselves in distress in the Great Lakes.

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