LOOK: Inside the USNS Mercy

Posted at Jul 21 2015 12:31 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2015 08:31 PM

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ROXAS CITY - The 894-ft long United States Naval Ship (USNS) Mercy has arrived in Roxas City, Capiz for a two-week humanitarian mission starting today.

The US naval hospital ship is capable of hosting 1,000 patients that were earlier screened and selected by the provincial government of Capiz.

The USNS mercy medical team will initiate dental, medical and surgical activities to the selected beneficiaries under the Pacific Partnership 2015.

Aside from the humanitarian mission, USNS Mercy's disaster response team will train local rescuers and emergency responders.

They will enhance the skills and capabilities of the local disaster response teams in the different municipalities of Capiz.

The United States Coast Guard will demonstrate the proper search and rescue techniques in Culasi Port next week using the vessel's Sea Hawk SAR helicopter.

Other activities will cover women's peace and security symposium, community health engagement, veterinarian village outreach, and gender and development forum.

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