PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), lead vessel for Pacific Partnership 2012, transits the Pacific Ocean toward Guam. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen/Released)
USNS Mercy: Hospital at Sea
Maritime partnerships are critical to safeguard freedom of the seas to secure the world’s oceans.
USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)‘s participation in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 is just one example of the world’s navies coming together to work on common interest.
Mercy and her Sailors are helping to train other nations during RIMPAC 2014 with best practices for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about this hospital at sea.
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