Helicopters at the ready

Responding in the wake of Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local, state and federal responders were at the ready to provide aid and assistance to Gulf Coast communities. Over the past two days, the Coast Guard has rescued 17 people and two pets by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area.


UPDATED: What is the MTSRU?

Information Provided┬áby LCDR Rob Wyman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Public Affairs The Coast Guard Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) was created in 2006, after the United States Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 required the National Maritime Transportation Security […]