starrion
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Hurricane relief flights?

Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:54 pm

Puerto Rico has been destroyed by hurricanes, I presume most of the response will be from air given the need. Are any specific airlift groups primarily handling the response?
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Re: Hurricane relief flights?

Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:13 pm

I know Samaritan's Purse, Frankin Graham's orginazation is in PR

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article ... f-efforts/

I think they have a DC-8 thet flies supplies in,
 
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Re: Hurricane relief flights?

Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:43 pm

I’d have to say most logistical support will have to come by sea. A single ship can carry more supplies than all of the relief flights flown so far to Puerto Rico. The disadvantage is that response time is measured in days for a ship. The advantage of airlift is that you can get flights to Puerto Rico in a few hours.

The Navy has reestablished a presence at the former Roosevelt Roads and using that as a staging base for HADR missions ashore.

Congress is working on removing the statuatory limitation of only allowing US flagged shipping using American sailors on shipping between US ports, as the American merchant fleet is all but nonexistent.
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Re: Hurricane relief flights?

Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Woodreau wrote:
I’d have to say most logistical support will have to come by sea. A single ship can carry more supplies than all of the relief flights flown so far to Puerto Rico. The disadvantage is that response time is measured in days for a ship. The advantage of airlift is that you can get flights to Puerto Rico in a few hours.

The Navy has reestablished a presence at the former Roosevelt Roads and using that as a staging base for HADR missions ashore.

Congress is working on removing the statuatory limitation of only allowing US flagged shipping using American sailors on shipping between US ports, as the American merchant fleet is all but nonexistent.


US flagged and build ships. Puts in a normal year half a billion more cost on the Economy of Puerto Rico. Leads to usage of old worn out ships and accidents like the SS El Faro.

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