- Title: US Navy ship Mercy sets sail from San Diego to Los Angeles
- Date: 24th March 2020
- Summary: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) U.S. NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP MERCY IN DOCK SHIP TO TUGBOAT MEDIA AND ARMED FORCES LOOKING ON SHIP VARIOUS OF ARMED FORCES UNTYING SHIP FROM DOCK TWO ARMED FORCES MEMBERS LOOKING AT SHIP TUGBOAT PULLING SHIP VARIOUS OF ARMED FORCES MEMBERS LOOKING ON AS SHIP DEPARTS VARIOUS OF SHIP DEPARTING SAN DIEGO
- Keywords: Mercy Navy Port of Los Angeles San Diego coronavirus departure hospital ship
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69YO93
- Location: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- City: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:01:47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:The first of two U.S. military hospital ships was dispatched on Monday (March 23) to boost hospital bed capacity as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases swells.
The U.S. Naval Ship Mercy departed San Diego with nearly 900 staff on board to take on non-coronavirus patients and allow local personnel to manage those on shore with the virus, the Pentagon said in statement.
President Donald Trump on Sunday (March 22) said the Mercy would be dispatched to Los Angeles while the USNS Comfort would go to New York.
The Mercy is expected to arrive at the Port of Los Angeles later in the week.
(Production: Mike Blake/Rollo Ross)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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