St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard is the recipient of two new Mercury Verado 300 Horsepower engines from the Government and people of Dominica (Dominica Coast Guard). These engines were donated to assist the Coast Guard in its relief and security efforts after the explosive eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano.
The logistics support and coordination for the delivery of these engines were done through the Military Liasion Office of the Embassy of the United States of America, Bridgetown, Barbados, and the United States Southern Command’s Technical Assistance Field Team.
The engines were installed on Coast Guard vessel SVG 02, which is one of three SAFE boat interceptors donated by the Government and people of the United States of America under its Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. These SAFE boats were used in the maritime evacuations of 108 residents of Owia during the volcanic explosive eruptions.
The Coast Guard Commander, Commissioner of Police, people, and Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines expressed a heartfelt thank you to the Government and people of Dominica and the United States of America for the donation and coordination of the delivery of these engines.