USS Kearsarge Aids Haitian Hurricane Victims

The U.S. Southern Command has diverted the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) to Haiti to assist with hurricane relief efforts. The ship has four operating rooms, 13 intensive-care unit beds, 40 hospital ward beds and a blood bank. Kearsarge is also capable of purifying 200,000 gallons of drinking water daily.

The USS Kearsarge is expected to arrive in Haiti Sunday. It had been docked in Colombia as part of the humanitarian Continuing Promise 2008.

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