Thursday, April 30, 2020
Maritime News

USNS Comfort Leaves New York After Treating 182 Patients

The USNS Comfort has departed New York City after supporting Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response efforts to New York and New Jersey residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The Comfort has...

April 30, 2020
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Maritime News

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort to Return to Virginia

The U.S. Navy hospital USNS Comfort has been ordered to return to its homeport in Virginia less than a month after arriving in New York to offer surge capacity for...

April 22, 2020
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Interesting

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort to Start Accepting COVID-19 Patients

The U.S. Department of Defense has opened the hospital ship USNS Comfort to patients with COVID-19 in order to relieve pressure on New York area hospitals, the Northern Command announced...

April 7, 2020
Total Views: 13

Monday, April 6, 2020
Maritime News

Hospital Ship Patients Test Positive for COVID-19

The Military Sealift Command hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort were originally deployed to serve as referral hospitals for non-COVID-19 patients admitted to shore-based hospitals in Los Angeles and...

April 6, 2020
Total Views: 7

Monday, March 23, 2020
Interesting

Hospital Ship ‘Mercy’ Steaming to Los Angeles to Assist with COVID-19 Response

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy departed her homeport at Naval Station San Diego today and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response...

March 23, 2020
Total Views: 11

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Maritime News

California Asks President Trump to Deploy USNS Mercy to Los Angeles ‘Immediately’

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, March 19 (Reuters) – California’s governor on Thursday asked President Donald Trump to send a U.S. Navy hospital ship to the port of Los Angeles “immediately” as...

March 19, 2020
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Interesting

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Being Deployed to New York

By Keshia Clukey (Bloomberg) — The Navy hospital ship Comfort is being dispatched to New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters in Albany on Wednesday. The floating hospital, which has...

March 18, 2020
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Maritime News

As Venezuela Tensions Mount, U.S. to Deploy Hospital Ship to Region

By Phil Stewart May 7 (Reuters) – As tensions with Venezuela mount, the United States is planning to announce on Tuesday the deployment of a military hospital ship to the...

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Defense

USNS Comfort Ordered To Colombia But The Future Remains Uncertain For The Hospital Ship

While visiting Colombia late last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced he was sending the hospital ship Comfort at the request of Colombia’s government.  USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will...

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Maritime News

U.S. Hospital Ship Returns Home from Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Comfort departed...

November 21, 2017
Total Views: 2

Monday, August 17, 2015
News

Ship Photos of the Day – USNS Mercy Replenishment at Sea

The Japanese oiler JS Mashu in a replenishment at sea with the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its 10th year, Pacific Partnership is...

August 17, 2015
Total Views: 14

Friday, May 29, 2015
News

USS Arizona Incident – Military Sealift Command to Lead Investigation

  The Military Sealift Command will lead the U.S. Navy’s investigation into an incident involving the hospital ship USNS Mercy resulting in damage to a floating dock attached to the...

May 29, 2015
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Maritime News

Ebola Fight: Royal Navy Medical Ship Deployed to West Africa

The UK Ministry of Defence is ramping up its efforts in the fight against Ebola with the deployment of troops, equipment and a medical ship to West Africa as the World Health Organization warns that the outbreak could infect 10,000 new people per week.

October 14, 2014
Total Views: 19

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Interesting

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Prepped for Philippines Disaster Relief

One of two hospital ships operated by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has been put on standby and may be deployed to join in ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

November 14, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, February 15, 2013
Maritime News

Mercy Ships to be Featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Mercy Ships, the international nonprofit organization that operates hospital ships and provides medical aid to those in need, will be featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at...

February 15, 2013
Total Views: 11

Friday, August 10, 2012
jobs

Mercy Ships: ‘Why Do We Dry Dock?’

Here is a nice video of a recent dry docking of the Mercy Ship’s hospital Ship AFRICA MERCY. [vimeo 47311612 w=500 h=281] Why Do We Dry Dock? from Mercy Ships...

August 10, 2012
Total Views: 33

Monday, February 13, 2012
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Blog

Mercy Ships – A Vessel of Hope and Healing

– by Nancy Predaina, Mercy Ships Editor Imagine a ship that sails into the poorest nations on earth to deliver world-class health care.  Now imagine that the health care is...

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Fire Incidents

Deepwater Horizon – Are Emergency Support Vessels Needed?

In October 2009 the Transocean rig Marianas began drilling a well named Macondo, but she suffered damage in a hurricane and was replaced by the Deepwater Horizon. Five months later...

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Hospital ship USNS Comfort sailing home from Haiti

By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort pulled up anchor Tuesday in Port-au-Prince and began the long trip home to Baltimore, ending its role in Operation...

March 10, 2010
Total Views: 2

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Navy

USNS Comfort Operating at Full Capacity for First Time in History

Army and Navy forces began flying Haitian earthquake victims to the USNS Comfort hospital ship Thursday in what military officials described as the largest medical evacuation in the storied ship’s...

January 23, 2010
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