Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Defense Secretary Robert Gates: “You cannot fully meet the needs of over 2 million people just using helicopters”

A Navy helicopter prepares to land on the hospital ship USNS Comfort as it anchors in the harbor at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Comfort deployed as part of a larger task...

January 20, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010
Maritime News

MARAD Orders More Ships to Assist in Haitian Relief

Norfolk, VA posted January 18, 2010 / Three of five Merchant Marine ships being mobilized for duty in Haiti are from Hampton Roads. The U.S. Maritime Administration announced Monday...

January 18, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hospital Ship Centaur – Found After 60 Years

A ship that fueled global anger amongst mariners during World War II was recently found off Australia’s Queensland coast. The BBC tells us: An Australian World War II hospital ship,...

January 12, 2010
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
maritime security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia have, with American...

June 10, 2008
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE. Today PilotOnline...

October 13, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hospital Ship Comfort Departs to South America

In some of the most positive military news of recent memory we get word of preparations being made aboard the USNS Comfort for tomorrow’s departure on a humanitarian mission to...

June 14, 2007
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