Cabras Marine Corporation (CMC) is pleased to welcome back Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as she returned to Guam for emergent repairs after her visit on May 26, 2022 as the flagship for the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22). PP22 is the biggest multinational mission of its kind, military officials said, focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness, as well as providing sorely needed medical services to countries and remote islands in the Western Pacific and Oceania.
The USNS Mercy is a 1,000 bed hospital ship commissioned in 1986, with a military cadre crew of approximately eight Officers and 53 Enlisted personnel and a civilian mariner cadre crew of approximately 15 personnel while in a Reduced Operating Status (ROS). With a newly upgraded flight deck, the USNS Mercy can now receive V-22 Ospreys, tilt-rotor military aircraft with a range of about 1,000 miles and the capability to transport more than 20 patients. The USNS Mercy provides an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facilities when called upon to the U.S. military, and hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.