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.
“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt... And, they were many ... Even though they were under orders to drink water constantly, he still ended up with a heat-related illness and had to go to a Navy hospital ship docked at New Orleans to be treated ... .
The ship had been docked in San Diego for maintenance when the fire broke out ... The Navy also looked at how much it would cost to convert what remains of the Bonhomme Richard into another type of vessel, such as a hospital ship, but such a conversion could cost more than $1 billion — more than building a brand-new similar ship.
The USNavy on Thursday filed charges against a sailor, who is accused of arson for setting fire to the USS Bonhomme Richard, a blaze that caused severe damage to the interior and caused the ship to be scrapped, the Associated Press reported ... Ver Hage, the Navy had also considered reconfiguring the USS Bonhomme Richard into a hospital ship.
The ship had been docked in San Diego for maintenance when the fire broke out ... The Navy also looked at how much it would cost to convert what remains of the Bonhomme Richard into another type of vessel, such as a hospital ship, but such a conversion could cost more than $1 billion -- more than building a brand-new similar ship.
The Navy also looked at how much it would cost to convert the remains of the warship into another type of vessel, such as a hospital ship, but such a conversion could cost more than 1 billion U.S. dollars, which is higher than the price of building a brand-new similar ship.
TakingGold Beach was the responsibility of the British Army, and Credico’s ship transported soldiers from Wales to the invasion ... His unit’s next mission was to take wounded American soldiers off the beaches to Navy hospital ships offshore ... The ship also took German prisoners from the beaches to the LST and then on to England.
This force has 28 units in ten categories — infantry, engineer, transport, medical, force protection, rapid response, helicopter, transport aircraft, UAV, and surface ship units ... Since it entered service a decade ago, the PLAN’s hospital ship Ark Peace has fulfilled 7 voyages coded as MissionHarmony and visited 43 countries.
The HCMCA could adopt the policy with a vote of the member agencies. “If adopted, the Naloxone would be shipped to HillsdaleHospital’s pharmacy who would act as the receiving agent,” Benzing said ... The timing on this consideration comes at a crucial time as Hillsdale County is currently under a seemingly spike in overdoses ... .
BRISBANE, Australia — Queensland’s chief health officer said it’s “almost inevitable” that Covid-19 cases will rise in the state in the coming months ... “It is a wonder,” she said ... (Dan Peled/AAPImage) ... Authorities have also transferred 10 Covid-19 patients from a ship docked at Weipa to Brisbane hospitals for treatment in the state’s far north ... ....
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The Auckland hospital where a person seriously-ill with Covid-19 at the centre of a mercy dash from Fiji will be treated is still to be revealed ... The flight drama comes as a foreign crewman with the virus was transferred from a cargo ship in quarantine at Bluff and treated in a Southland hospital.
One of the Covid-19 positive mariners aboard the Mattina, currently in quarantine at South Port, was yesterday afternoon transferred to SouthlandHospital and is currently in a stable condition ... The flight drama comes as a foreign crewman with the virus was transferred from a cargo ship in quarantine at Bluff and treated in a Southland hospital.