Comfort to Deliver "Hope" to Haiti

Hospital ship sets sail Saturday

Friday, Jan 15, 2010  |  Updated 7:17 PM EDT
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The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort pulls into port at the Naval Station September 5, 2005 in Mayport, Florida. The ship was stopping to take on supplies enroute to help in the recovery effort on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Ian S. Elias/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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USNS Comfort Leaving For Haiti

The USNS Comfort is leaving Baltimore Saturday with hundreds of sailors from Bethesda Naval Medical Center to provide assistance in Haiti.

USNS Comfort Heads to Haiti

USNS Comfort, the Baltimore-based Navy hospital ship, prepares for a mission to Haiti.
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The hospital ship USNS Comfort will leave Baltimore for earthquake-stricken Haiti at 9 a.m. Saturday, the Navy said.

Military Sealift Command spokeswoman Laura Seal said Thursday the floating hospital is scheduled to stop Monday at the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., for additional supplies.

It should arrive offshore of Haiti Jan. 21 for an open-ended mission.

She said the staff of more than 600 will include 560 medical personnel and 64 civil service mariners.

Capt. James Ware said this is the biggest mission in the history of the nearly 900-foot white ship. He said he aims to bring hope to the people of Haiti.
 

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