30 Sep '17, 2pm

Ships Comfort and Wasp on the way to Puerto Rico:

Ships Comfort and Wasp on the way to Puerto Rico:

The hospital ship Comfort left its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, heading to Puerto Rico to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In addition, the amphibious assault ship Wasp has been released from relief work in Dominica and will head to Puerto Rico as well. The Comfort’s much anticipated move came around 2 p.m., when the ship headed through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and headed to the open sea. “We don’t know where we are going yet,” said Capt. Kevin Robinson, Commander of Military Sealift, Atlantic at a Sept. 29 pier side briefing as the ship was preparing to depart. “We’ll get our orders enroute ... the great part of what Comfort brings to the fight is the ability move anywhere they ask us.” Robinson said that the ship should be on station by Oct. 3 or Oct. 4. Comfort has been the source of controversy this week as many wondered w...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/09/30/hospi...

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