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2nd US Navy vessel carrying out humanitarian missions

June 9, 2015 1:34 am

A second US Naval ship is carrying out humanitarian disaster missions for the Pacific Partnership 2015 Programme.

The JHS V 3 is in Kiribati with about 119 crew members.

Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters.

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USNS Mercy Mission Commander Captain Christopher Engdhal says the ship will be in Kiribati for 14 days.

‘’It’s an amazing ship, small team is got a army vetenarians navy medicine but it’s much small level with CBs as well to do constructions so they’ll do the mission in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Federate States of Micronesia then we’ll meet up in the Philippines and then finally transit to Vietnam together’’.

The Pacific Partnership Program started in 2004.

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