United States Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy is currently cruising to the Philippines for its third Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15) mission. Pacific Partnership, a yearly engagement, is in its tenth cycle and is the biggest yearly multilateral compassionate and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness mission directed in the Indo-Asia-Pacific area, the US Navy said.
Mission in Papua New Guinea finished July 10.
USNS Mercy is coming to Philippines after its second PP15 mission in Papua New Guinea and first PP15 mission in Fiji. “The PP15 group worked with the residents of Papua New Guinea in Bougainville and East New Britain to prepare and trade thoughts, ideas. Individual members from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Timor Leste military powers, and in addition government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) additionally gave medical, dental and surgical consideration to area residents, and led subject matter expert exchanges both on and off the ship,” the US Navy said in a news release.
In Philippines: engineering, medical, dental and veterinary civic action activity programs and in addition group relations, common issues and catastrophe readiness preparing exercises will be led.
Pacific Partnership 2015-Philippines will be held in Capiz Province particularly at the region of Roxas City and the neighboring districts of Cuartero, Sigma and Dumarao.
The U.S. Navy Ship Mercy is a hospital ship able to rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice and capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs with special medical equipment and a multi-specialized medical team, providing a range of services ashore.