haiti Hurricane Matthew relief operations

Northern Caribbean and the Bahamas


  • Hurricane Matthew relief operations

Hurricane Matthew swept through southern Haiti and the Domincan Republic on 4 Oct and arched around past the Bahamas towards eastern Florida and onwards up the US coast until it made landfall in South Carolina around 0800 (local) on 8 Oct.

The USA mobilised Disaster Relief assets for Haiti and the UK sent a charter flight full of aid kits and ordered the Royal Navy to direct a support ship to the Bahamas.


Bell Helicopter Supports Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, 31-Oct-16 : Bell Helicopter dispatched a Bell 412EP and a Bell 429 to support the humanitarian response organization Airlink delivering supplies to remote areas in Haiti

US Navy Return from Haiti Relief Mission, 24-Oct-16 : Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew, centered on amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), returned from Haiti after conducting humanitarian assistance relief in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

USS Iwo Jima to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew Relief, 08-Oct-16 : Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) with more than 500 Marines headed for Haiti to support Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief missions in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

JTF-Bravo Deploys for Hurricane Matthew Relief, 05-Oct-16 : U.S. Task Force Bravo based in Honduras deploying to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide humanitarian and disaster relief assistance after Hurricane Matthew


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    MINUSTAH United Nations SA330 Puma
    US Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey
    US Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Two US Navy S-70 H-60
MQ-8A/B Fire Scout
    US 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment US Army Aviation S-70 H-60
CH-47F Chinook

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

Bell 429

Nov16 pictured ino Haiti in Hurracane Matthew relief operations

CA Bell Helicopter Canada
Bell 412EP

31oct16 to Haiti to support Airlink in Hurracane Matthew relief operations; pictured (pic2)

US Bell Helicopter


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Assault Carrier  Wasp class   United States Naval Aviation LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima,
Landing Ship/Platform Dock  San Antonio class   United States Naval Aviation LPD-19 USS Mesa Verde,
Support Ship  Wave class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A389 RFA Wave Knight,

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