USNS Comfort

USNS Mercy Leaving LA After Treating 77 Patients

The USNS Mercy, a 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship sent to Los Angeles to help take pressure off hospitals — which officials predicted would be overrun by novel coronavirus patients — is departing on Friday after treating just 77 patients.

The hospital ship USNS Mercy departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, Feb. 23, 2018. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey …

1,000-Bed USNS Comfort Only Had 20 Patients Aboard

The USNS Comfort, the Navy hospital ship that docked in New York Harbor this week as part of a greater effort to relieve hospitals overrun by an influx of coronavirus patients, only had 20 patients aboard as of Thursday evening.

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18: The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is shown docked at the Port of Miami prior to a tour of the vessel by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on June 18, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The ship is set to depart on a medical assistance …