US Navy Hospital Ship Heads for Haiti

14 January 2010 (Last Updated January 14th, 2010 18:30)

The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will leave Baltimore this weekend for earthquake-stricken Haiti. The vessel will be on an open-ended humanitarian mission, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Lenzini, reports Associated Press. The Navy is staffing the ship w

The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will leave Baltimore this weekend for earthquake-stricken Haiti.

The vessel will be on an open-ended humanitarian mission, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Lenzini, reports Associated Press.

The Navy is staffing the ship with hundreds of doctors, nurses and technicians from the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The vessel visited Haiti in April last year as part of a four-month mission to the Caribbean and Latin America.