Search

 

Cablegate: West Sumatra Earthquake: Request Dod Assistance

VZCZCXRO9730
OO RUEHDT RUEHPB
DE RUEHJA #1648 2750351
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 020351Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3458
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7956
RHHJJPI/PACOM IDHS HONOLULU HI
RUCNARF/ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM COLLECTIVE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001648

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP, USAID FOR DCHA/OFDA KLUU, ACONVERY, AND RTHAYER, ANE
FOR KROSEN, BANGKOK FOR ADWYER, NSC FOR PMARCHAM, GENEVA FOR NKYLOH,
PACOM POLAD/J3/J5 FROM CHARGE OSIUS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV CASC ECON EAID SENV ID
SUBJECT: WEST SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE: REQUEST DOD ASSISTANCE

Reftel: Jakarta 01647 and previous.

Following is an action request.

1. Embassy Jakarta is formally requesting Department of Defense
assistance. We ask that the Department forward this request to DOD
as quickly as possible.

2. At the request of the Government of Indonesia, Embassy Jakarta is
requesting:

* That the US C-130 which is in Indonesia for Exercise Teak Iron be
granted a change of mission. The exercise should be cancelled and
the C-130 should start flying supplies to Padang.

* That a HARRT and field hospital (people, supplies, and equipment)
be sent.

* That the USS Ronald Reagan be diverted to Padang. This would be
primarily for its fresh water and electrical power generation
capabilities.

* That a HAST be deployed.

* That you consider, per GOI request, sending generators, gasoline
to power the generators and heavy excavation equipment.

3. DAO Crisis Action Team point of contact for this request is Col
Richard C. Stockton at stocktonrc@state.gov and by phone: office -
(62)(21)3435-9193 and cell - (62) 811-800-1871.

Osius#

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 




UN Agriculture: Helps Protect Against Threat Of Locust In Yemen

Following heavy widespread rains in Yemen, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) remains on high alert... More>>

UNFCCC: Simon Stiell Appointed New Executive Secretary
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Simon Stiell as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany...
More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>

Afghanistan: One Year On From Regime Change And Children Face An Unimaginable A Crisis
On the one-year anniversary of regime change in Afghanistan, a new World Vision report highlights the grave risk the country’s children face from starvation, forced child marriage, and child labour... More>>


Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>