Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
The USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) was originally built as an oil tanker. Then in 1986, the ship was converted into a floating hospital. “Her primary mission is to provide rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support Marine Corps Air/Ground Task Forces deployed ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task forces and battle forces afloat. Secondarily, she provides mobile surgical hospital service for use by appropriate US Government agencies in disaster or humanitarian relief or limited humanitarian care incident to these missions or peacetime military operations.” wikipedia.org The 894 foot ship boots a fully operations ER, a ICU unit, 62 bed ward and a 22 bed hotel. In addition, the floating hospital has physical therapy and burn care units, dental services and a optometry lab.
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