Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response

March 18, 2020 – Two Navy hospital ships will be part of the Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said. The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy are being prepared for deployment “as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed communities with acute patient care,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the defense secretary for public affairs, said during…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Involved in Red Sea MEDEVAC

March 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On March 8, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte in transit in the Red Sea were at the heart of a complex medical evacuation operation (EVASAN), conducted with the support of French forces in Djibouti (FFDj) and French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), for the benefit of a…

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Singapore & Indonedian Navies Disrupt Sea Robbery in the Singapore Strait

March 16, 2020 – Through close collaboration between Singaporean and Indonesian authorities, the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) apprehended three perpetrators who had boarded a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Sam Jaguar in the Singapore Strait early this morning, in the waters east of Pulau Karimun Kecil, Indonesia. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) and Information Fusion Centre…

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