08 Oct '17, 2pm

#USSNewYork departed Mayport Saturday for potential assistance following Hurricane #Nate

MAYPORT, Florida (NNS) -- USS New York (LPD 21), along with components of Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 8, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 40 and HSM 46 departed Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Oct. 7, to support the Gulf coast region if assistance is requested in the wake of Hurricane Nate. The amphibious transport dock ship is carrying four MH-60R helicopters, which can move cargo and perform search-and-rescue missions. New York is also capable of providing medical and expeditionary logistic support. Both New York and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) were scheduled to depart Mayport Oct. 7, to prepare for possible requests for assistance, however, Iwo Jima's departure was delayed due to a mechanical issue with the ship's propulsion system. The disaster assistance equipment, assets and personnel assigned to the ship will be relocated to be in best position to provide assistance...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102782

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