USS Stetham Conducts Search and Rescue Certification

March 24, 2020 – The Search and Rescue (SAR) team aboard USS Stethem recently completed their search and rescue certification (SARCERT). The certification included material and administrative checks, exercises to recover a man overboard using both the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and foc’sle and a test of competency in plotting man overboard. “The SARCERT was a challenging certification where…

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Hospital ship USNS Mercy departs San Diego

March 23, 2020 – USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Base San Diego, March 23, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. “This global crisis demands whole of government response, and we are ready to support,” said Capt. John Rotruck, Mercy’s Military Treatment Facility (MTF) commanding officer. “Mercy brings a team of…

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