USNS Mercy (T-AH 19): US Navy hospital vessel now in the Philippines

The US Navy hospital vessel - USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is now in the country for its third Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15) mission.
US Navy hospital vessel
The ship arrived on July 18 (Sat) at the shores of Roxas City, Capiz.

The US Navy's medical staff will be performing surgical procedures in the city. It will host community health engagements and also, provide direct care in seven locations throughout the province of Capiz.

The medical partnership efforts will also be conducted in the neighboring districts of Cuartero, Sigma and Dumarao.

"PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, safety topics, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, water search and rescue, veterinarian care, and community outreach projects", the US Navy said in a statement.

The medical vessel's first mission was in Fiji, then in Papua New Guinea.

Source: Ang Malaya, ManilaLiveWire

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