US Navy hospital ship to visit Capiz in July

USNS Mercy, a hospital ship of the United States Navy, is scheduled to visit Capiz July this year for a two-week humanitarian mission, it was learned.

Captain John Carlson, head of the US Navy’s civil military operations, said the mission was made possible through the Pacific Partnership 2015.

According to Dr. Kevin Cassey, the mission will conduct several surgical operations to be performed by a specialist doctor right on board the USNS Mercy, which is equipped with and modern facilities.

Aside from community outreach, the visiting US Navy ship will also help train personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to further strengthen its capability on disaster risk reduction and engineering.