Join discussions on moving to and living in the USVI, ask questions, share info & tips! (Vacationing? Visit Travel Message Board)


Coast Guard

Spartygrad95
September 04, 2017 10:04PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,878

Coast guard flew out of STT today. Wouldn't they be a good asset to have around? Families sent to FL, members to PR.

Re: Coast Guard

singlefin
September 04, 2017 10:21PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 561

My son is in the USCG stationed in FLA.

Current assets are spread thin after Texas and many units throughout the southeast have been diverted to affected areas.

PR has the largest USCG base in the Caribbean. The usual protocol is to pull back, save equipment and assets, then be the first back in as the storm moves out.

Re: Coast Guard

Alana33
September 04, 2017 10:22PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

They removed families so the Guardsmen can concentrate on their mission.

Re: Coast Guard

Spartygrad95
September 04, 2017 10:39PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,878

We need boots on ground immediately..I saw pictures of smiling faces boarding CG planes, something the overwhelming majority of Virgin Islanders cannot do.

Re: Coast Guard
avatar

Exit Zero
September 04, 2017 11:51PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2,209

They may be remembering the 110' USCG vessel up on the waterfront highway downtown and making plans accordingly.
Evacuating family is important - having to take care of other obligations diverts energy any USCG member has to offer.
There is very little the USCG can do during a major storm to help out on the water - they do amazing rescue work, risking life and limb and are prepared for it - there are a lot more resources available to them based in Puerto Rico.

Re: Coast Guard

pilatesgal318
September 04, 2017 11:55PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 404

Exit Zero - my dad was a "Coastie" - as you say, there is very little that they can do during a storm of this magnitude. And, their resources are in PR. They will return to the VI and do what is necessary...when they are able...

Join the discussion. Click the button below to Login or Register now!

Click here to login

  • Blue Ocean Transport

Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Settlers Handbook
Only $17.95

The Settlers Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is your guide to moving to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

The current 18th Edition, released in January 2016, will help you explore your dream of island living. A solid reference book, it was first published in 1975. That's 40 years of helping people move to the islands. A must read. Order today.

Order Today

Advertise

Join VIMovingCenter.com Today!

Tell prospective and current residents about your business.

Learn More →

Sister Sites

VITraders

USVI Books & Souvenirs

VInow

USVI Vacation Guide

Living in de V.I.

USVI Relocation DVD

Proud Supporter

VI Olympic Team

For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete.

Learn More →