A Coast Guard cutter based in South Carolina is heading to Haiti to help in relief efforts. Coast Guard cutter “Dallas” is heading to Haiti to assist victims of the devastating earthquake. The ship will help patrol waters along the coast of Haiti, while also bringing in relief supplies, according to the Post and Courier.
The Dallas is 378-feet long and is carrying with it extra life vests to help in any Haitian boats seen leaving the earthquake’s aftermath. Some of the boats that leave the island are not very safe, the cutter will help assist those boaters. Soon after the earthquake the “Oak,” another Charleston-based ship, left for Haiti as well. The Dallas is expected to be gone from the South Carolina coast for approximately three months.