Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2010, 20:31   #1
Registered User
 
Morganministry's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Klamath River, California
Boat: Buccaneer 240
Posts: 160
Send a message via Skype™ to Morganministry
Earth Quake in Haiti

Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earth quake to day.
It looks like Port-Au-prince was hit hard.


<script type="text/javascript" src="http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?...noscript>Watch the latest news video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com/">video.fox...</a></noscript>

I got this off of Fox news.

Scott
__________________

__________________
Morganministry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 21:31   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Here's a link that works.

7.0 quake hits Haiti; 'Serious loss of life' expected - CNN.com
__________________

__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 21:35   #3
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
There isn't much worse that can happen down there.

About all we can do is pray....anything else is too political.
__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 21:43   #4
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cruising NC, FL, Bahamas, TCI & VIs
Boat: 1964 Pearson Ariel 'Faith' / Pearson 424, sv Emerald Tide
Posts: 1,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Engineer View Post
There isn't much worse that can happen down there.

About all we can do is pray....anything else is too political.
Absolutely,

This is about the last thing they need.

Prayers are with them.
__________________
s/v 'Faith' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 21:46   #5
Registered User
 
Morganministry's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Klamath River, California
Boat: Buccaneer 240
Posts: 160
Send a message via Skype™ to Morganministry
Sorry about the link. I'm still trying to figure out how to post things other than text.



Lets see if this works. Scott
__________________
Morganministry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2010, 09:17   #6
Registered User
 
LeeSailor's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SW Florida
Boat: 1973 Pearson 26
Posts: 50
Maybe there is something we can do. Are there any sailors out there with the skills and equipment to set up a radio network? There are so many people waiting to hear from friends and relatives, perhaps they can help. I might be overly optimistic, but perhaps there are some land-based operators in Haiti with power who could help relay a few words. Here’s the first one: We’re looking for Emmanuel (Manny) & Marie Maneger. They were staying at 4 ReulleJean Phillippe Port au Prince, but might have been in Santo at the time of the quake.

Any effort would be appreciated.

-Jim
__________________
LeeSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2010, 14:48   #7
Registered User
 
Morganministry's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Klamath River, California
Boat: Buccaneer 240
Posts: 160
Send a message via Skype™ to Morganministry
Thats a good Idea Jim.

I'm thinking about going there to help out, but I don't have any contacts in Haiti.

Is there any one on this form that knows the area and can help me out with some information?

Or maybe some one in the area that can do some research?

Thanks,
Scott
__________________
Morganministry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2010, 15:51   #8
Registered User
 
LeeSailor's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SW Florida
Boat: 1973 Pearson 26
Posts: 50
It wouldn't be difficult to make contacts there, but you might want to start by calling the established relief organizations, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Mercy Corps... Violent crime was a problem before the earthquake. Chances are it's not getting better now. I've thought about going myself. If I go, it will be with an organization.
__________________
LeeSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2010, 15:58   #9
Registered User
 
Morganministry's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Klamath River, California
Boat: Buccaneer 240
Posts: 160
Send a message via Skype™ to Morganministry
Yep,
I just read that they have shut down the air port to every thing but relief planes. And the port is messed up also.

I've contacted a medical relief group that is planning on going in on a military plane. If they have room, I'll join them.

If you have any Medical training and are interested, PM me and I'll give you the contact information.

Scott
__________________
Morganministry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2010, 16:16   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 323
You guys can help.

Donate $10 to the American Red Cross for Haiti via text. Just send "HAITI" to 90999

The $10 will show up on your cell phone bill, you can also goto the Red Cross website to donate.
__________________
Chipg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2010, 09:30   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
DERA* & SATERN* radio operators are helping to provide vital emergency communications in Haiti. Their websites have situation reports.

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA)
DERA International - The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)
SATERN

Evidently, the following frequencies are in use for earthquake-related traffic, and should be kept clear unless you are able to provide requested assistance:
14265 (SATERN); 14300 (IATN), 7045 (IARU Region II) and 3720 (IARU Region II) kHz.
Additional frequencies may be activated on different bands at different times of day, so be sure to listen carefully before transmitting to make sure you are not interfering with emergency traffic.

*SATERN: 14.265 MHz Primary Daytime. 7265 and 3977.7 KHz evening and night
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2010, 13:24   #12
Registered User
 
LeeSailor's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SW Florida
Boat: 1973 Pearson 26
Posts: 50
We just heard that Manny has been found. He, his wife, and brother are all OK. Unfortunately, the family did lose some loved ones, and some are still missing, but Manny and his wife are now waiting to return to Florida. Thank you for your efforts.

-Jim
__________________
LeeSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2010, 14:16   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
DERA* & SATERN* radio operators are helping to provide vital emergency communications in Haiti. Their websites have situation reports.

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA)
DERA International - The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)
SATERN

Evidently, the following frequencies are in use for earthquake-related traffic, and should be kept clear unless you are able to provide requested assistance:
14265 (SATERN); 14300 (IATN), 7045 (IARU Region II) and 3720 (IARU Region II) kHz.
Additional frequencies may be activated on different bands at different times of day, so be sure to listen carefully before transmitting to make sure you are not interfering with emergency traffic.

*SATERN: 14.265 MHz Primary Daytime. 7265 and 3977.7 KHz evening and night
Thank you Gord,

Once again You excel
__________________
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2010, 14:29   #14
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Some more links...

Firsthand accounts

US State Dept page

Ushahidi
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2010, 15:09   #15
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
LeAnn Morris Pliske, a charter broker with The Sacks Group in Ft. Lauderdale, is working with a Haitian charity that supplies orphanages much needed supplies. If you have child-appropriate supplies, including clothing, blankets, food or formula, please consider bringing them to our networking event* tomorrow night. LeAnn will be there with a truck and bins to collect the donations. Cash is always welcome.

* The Triton Networking Event: On the third Wednesday this month (Jan. 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM), The Triton is heading back to Pirate Republic Bar in Ft. Lauderdale to network with the friendly guys at TowBoatU.S.
Pirate Republic is the old Shirttail Charlie’s (400 S.W. Third Ave., just west of the railroad bridge on the south bank of the New River).
The event will be downstairs around the pool and bar area with music by the YES boys.
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Haiti

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dominican Republic and Haiti ? witchcraft Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 25-12-2009 05:36
10/07/09 - Another powerful quake rattles South Pacific flashmutt007 Pacific & South China Sea 0 07-10-2009 17:20
Cruising Haiti, Vache Island ? KatKokomo Atlantic & the Caribbean 0 08-09-2009 14:04



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.