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.
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Bob Jarvis, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, says the industry should expect infections to occur on every ship ... They spell out cruise lines’ responsibilities for preventing spread of infections, including setting up onboard testing facilities and having plans to transport infected patients to local hospitals near ships’ home ports.
One could not fail to be impressed by the highly varnished craftsmanship, including the surgical facilities on stand-by if the vessel ever had to be quickly converted to its dual use as a hospital ship in wartime (it never was, even for the Falklands). Hospitality on board was obviously lavish ... But do we miss it ... .
June brings many good memories to most folks, but it can bring some horrible ones too ...OutsideBath, another man was carried off ... Corning and St. Joseph hospitals survived. St ... Corning, knee-deep in frigid muddy water, shipped their patients to the hospital in Montour Falls, stretched out in the back decks of station wagons ... And then people shoveled out.
He gets fewer than four hauls a week, compared with at least 12 in normal times ... The current shipping crisis, as well as falling food production and a shortage of farm, retail, and hospitality workers, is causing retailers and restaurants to hike up the prices of foods like chicken wings and burritos.Read the original article on Business Insider.
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The rapid buildup alarmed the Biden administration and European allies, as the scale of the Russian maneuvers — heavy armor, reserve troops, a field hospital and kitchens shipped from bases hundreds of miles away — gave the impression of a force primed and ready to conduct extended operations.
Remember, it has been more than a year since images of the Diamond Princess cruise ship signaled a worldwide pandemic ... Although overwhelmed hospitals and understaffed nursing homes bore the brunt of public attention, the first unshakeable images of sick and quarantined passengers aboard the Diamond Princess dominated the headlines.