A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital. Most are operated by the military forces (mostly navies) of various countries, as they are intended to be used in or near war zones.
Although attacking a hospital ship is a war crime, belligerent navies have the right to board such ships for inspections.
Hospital ships possibly existed in ancient times. The Athenian Navy had a ship named Therapia, and the Roman Navy had a ship named Aesculapius, their names indicating that they may have been hospital ships.
It was only during the 17th century that it became customary for naval squadrons to be accompanied by special vessels with the job of taking in the wounded after each engagement. The first known such vessel was the HMS Goodwill, commissioned in 1608 for the Royal Navy. Hospital ships were also used for the treatment of wounded soldiers fighting on land. An early example of this was during an English operation to evacuate English Tangier in 1683. An account of this evacuation was written by Samuel Pepys, an eyewitness. One of the main concerns was the evacuation of sick soldiers "and the many families and their effects to be brought off". The hospital ship Unity and Welcome sailed for England on 18 October 1683 with 114 invalid soldiers and 104 women and children, arriving at The Downs on 14 December 1683.
At least three fishermen were killed and nine others are missing after a suspected foreign container ship rammed into their fishing boat 43 nautical miles off Mangaluru coast on Monday night ... The boat overturned after being hit by the ship around midnight ... The bodies have been kept at the district hospital in Mangaluru.
The senators are also calling for establishing an interagency “Working Group” that will develop recommendations to facilitate the resumption of passenger cruise ship operations in the United States. The recommendations will facilitate the resumption of passenger cruise ship operations in the United States no later than July 4, 2021.
It says onshore sewage facilities must be provided for ships to keep from polluting the water ... “We share the same hospital, the same airport, the same port, shipping channel, rail bridge, the same ESD, college and we should be represented by the same state representative,” said Glasgow resident Jan Willis, who works for the city of North Bend.
Sailors transport a patient across the brow to be admitted aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.
Taiwan PresidentTsai Ing-wen on Tuesday presided over a launch ceremony for an amphibious transport ship, which is her country's first indigenous landing platform ... The Navy said that the vessel can be also transformed into a hospital ship during disasters for humanitarian assistance.
The ship is to be used in amphibious operations and transport missions, while also serving as a hospital on humanitarian and disaster relief missions ...The new ship is to be used to support amphibious operations and transport missions, while also serving as a hospital ship on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in peacetime.
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View this post on Instagram. A post shared by CHPOakland (@oaklandchp) ... Local ... Container Ships Lined Up as Port of Oakland Handles Record Volume. The driver, who was transported to the hospital for a pain complaint, was taken into custody without incident, according to the CHP ... .
They supplemented their PPE stockpiles by sourcing additional supply through non-traditional suppliers.� Medline stepped in and provided the support necessary to receive, store, break down, and ship out this critical inventory, ensuring hospitals had the products they needed when they needed them.
Good evening. I’m MelodyPetersen, and it’s Monday, April 12. Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus in California and beyond ... Advertisement ... District Judge Cormac J ... The urgency to ship more vaccines is clear as infections soar in many countries. In India, hospitals are becoming overwhelmed in the country’s worst surge since the pandemic began.
Shipping magnate John Angelicoussis passed away in Athens on Saturday at the age of 73. He was hospitalized on March 20 after a serious heart attack and did not recover ... he conquered the oceans, raised the blue and white on his ships, moved the headquarters of his activities to Greece and enhanced its maritime education.