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  • U.S. Navy hospital ship to depart Port of L.A. Friday

    05/14/2020 5:58:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | May 14, 2020 | Nouran Salahieh
    Though the USNS Mercy will return to its home port in San Diego, medical personnel from the ship will stay in the L.A. area, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Thursday. This will include four medical support teams with six staff members who will be deployed to different facilities to help out as needed, including at skilled nursing facilities. Forty medical staffers will stay at a state-operated alternative care site at Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, authorities said. To help address the staffing shortages at nursing homes statewide, staff from the hospital ship started helping skilled nursing...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/14/2020

    04/14/2020 9:00:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The oil price situation tonight at of 1045 pm Eastern US time sees the WTI price at 20.49 per barrel.... White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the guidelines from President Trump on "reopening the economy" will come in the next day or two..... ...California Governor Gavin Newsom said today he would follow the lead of the scientists and public health experts and would not give a specific date for reopening California.... And when the results came in Monday for the Wisconsin Supreme Court contest Republican-Conservative Daniel Kelly was defeated by Democrat-Liberal Jill Karofsky in what's being called an "upset"......
  • Prosecutors: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy

    04/01/2020 4:41:10 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 105 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 4/1/2020 | staff
    SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles in an attempt to crash into and damage the USNS Mercy hospital ship, prosecutors say. The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship. Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo Moreno, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they...
  • Man Arrested After Derailing Locomotive at High Speed Near USNS Mercy in Los Angeles

    04/01/2020 4:24:10 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/1/20 | Kristinn Taylor
    A man was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday morning in Los Angeles after he was detained Tuesday by local police for allegedly driving a train locomotive at full speed and derailing it by ramming it through barriers about 250 yards from where the USNS Mercy is docked for relief of hospitals in the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus crisis. The man was reportedly holding a lit flare in the train’s cabin. In interviews with law enforcement, the man allegedly made comments that he was suspicious about the Mercy and a possible government takeover. The Mercy was not harmed in the incident. *******...
  • Trump Sends Off USNS Comfort as the Medical Ship Heads for New York

    03/28/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 28, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    On Saturday, President Trump visited Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to send off the USNS Comfort as the hospital ship departs for New York City. The ship is stocked with medical supplies and has 1,000 beds and other equipment to help aide New York in its response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.  The ship has 12 fully-equipped operating rooms, two oxygen-producing plants, a pharmacy, a medical laboratory, an optometry lab, a CAT-scan, digital radiological services, and a helicopter pad, according to the Navy. Once in New York, the ship will provide medical services to non-coronavirus patients, freeing up New York's...
  • One of the Navy's Biggest Hospital Ships Just Arrived to Help Los Angeles Deal with the Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/27/2020 1:42:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    9cf6-4830-9f9b-3b9e7724d15a.jpg> The USNS Mercy pulling into L.A. World Cruise Center. Credit: Julio Rosas San Pedro, Calif. — The USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Los Angeles on Friday after leaving San Diego as part of the national effort to combat the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The Mercy's mission in LA will be to house and treat non-COVID-19 patients so the shore-based hospitals can focus on treating coronavirus cases. "The men and women of the USNS Mercy and the United States Navy are honored to be here in Los Angeles supporting FEMA, the state of California, the county and the city in...
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Hospital Ship Mercy Deployed on Proactive Humanitarian Mission

    05/12/2006 5:14:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 219+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – Continuing America's longstanding tradition of helping those in need, the U.S. Navy recently deployed the hospital ship USNS Mercy on a proactive humanitarian mission to Southeast Asia, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said here yesterday. "The Mercy deployment (is) an exciting and important opportunity to assist friends and neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region, and to facilitate the security and stability and the prosperity, particularly in the maritime domain, in this region, in which we all share common interests," U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead said during a State Department Foreign Press Center briefing. The...
  • USNS Mercy Arrives in Hawaii (T-AH 19)

    05/04/2006 3:53:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 330+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- U.S Naval hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived here May 2, making its first stop during a humanitarian assistance mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. This deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific island nations while building upon relationships established during Operation Unified Assistance in 2005. Meeting the arriving ship at the pier, Adm. Gary Roughead, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, told members of the media and Mercy crew members that accomplishing the mission will be all about teamwork. “This is about a partnership,”...
  • Hospital Ship Mercy Sails for Indian Ocean

    01/06/2005 9:38:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 473+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 01/06/04 | From 3rd Fleet Public Affairs
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), based in San Diego, set sail Jan. 5 for the Indian Ocean area as part of relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that recently struck the region. The Navy has deployed Mercy in an imaginative way, utilizing a creative approach to provide the type and level of care that will be needed to aid the tsunami victims. There is presently an opportunity to configure Mercy with a humanitarian assistance crew - which might be staffed significantly by nongovernmental organizations and people with significant medical capability who can provide...