One flight over part of the Bahamas and the Florida Keys and what this crew did was communicated via radio with sailors to warn of bad weather conditions in the coming days. This is the message they want to give to prevent fatalities.
As part of preparations for the possible impact of Subtropical Storm Nicole.
The crew is made up of 7 officers. They each have a different function, aimed at reconnaissance around the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. The areas that are being monitored by this system.
Usually this type of flight lasts for two and a half hours. Behind me, the latest technology equipment used by the crew has greater visibility and contact with people in the water. That’s exactly the mission, to make sure the message reaches the sailors to prepare for this storm and that it be much faster and more effective through this.
The Coast Guard will have an active presence in the Caribbean and the Straits of Florida as the storm progresses. Urging residents and marine lovers to make a precautionary plan, stay away from the water and beaches as it will be more difficult to rescue in bad weather.
Coast Guard Aviation Maintenance Technician Luis Yanez says:
“We plan to continue until the storm hits and after that we have a central base and from there they direct us where they need us.”
The advice to follow is summarized in three important points for sailors, stay out of the water, keep your boats and equipment safe and follow updates from officials as this system is changing.