Caption: Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH
20), along with Puerto Rican medical professionals, transfer a patient from Menonita Hospital in Caguas, Puerto Rico, via an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from HSC-22.
In January 2005, West Coast-based USNS Mercy (T-AH
19) sailed to the Philippines and Indonesia where care was provided to 100,000 victims of the catastrophic tsunami.
The other one is the USNS Mercy (T-AH
19), based in San Diego.
USNS Mercys (T-AH
19) recent deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, now the fifth annual Pacific Fleet proactive humanitarian assistance mission, is strengthening ongoing relationships with host and partner nations in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
The hospital ship Comfort (T-AH
20) left her home port of Baltimore, Md., and arrived in New York City to provide help in the relief effort.
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka deployed contracting officers from May 28 to June 20 in support of the USNS Mercy (T-AH
19) port visit to the island nation of Fiji as part of Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15).
Second only to the Navy's hospital ships, USNS Mercy (T-AH
19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH
20), the LHA platform is capable of providing sustained humanitarian assistance anywhere on the globe.
The Chinese hospital ship, Peace Ark, and USNS Mercy (T-AH
19) conducted personnel exchanges, military medicine exchanges and medical evacuation and mass casualty training, further highlighting the valuable capability hospital ships bring to the Pacific.
USNS Mercy (T-AH
19) is currently conducting Pacific Partnership 2010, the fifth in a series of U.S.