As Donjon Marine started digging up procedures to prepare a berth at New York City’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal for the UNITED STATE Navy’s health center ship USNS Comfort, beyond of the nation, Foss Maritime yanks were today aiding sibling ship USNS Mercy right into the Port of Los Angeles.
At 0730 hrs today, Foss yanks Alta June, Bo Brusco, and also Arthur Foss, together with the yank Patricia Ann Foss from sibling firm AMNAV, fulfilled the USNS Mercy at the port’s “Angels Gate” entry.
The yanks accompanied her to a safety move place prior to lastly aiding her right into the Port of Los Angeles Berth 93, where she will certainly stay for the direct future. The vessel was stated “All Fast” to the dock at 0930 hrs.
“Foss is proud and honored to assist this important vessel into port,” stated Paul Hendriks, General Manager of the Foss Southern California Office stated. “Leading the way was Captains John Strunk, Ryan San Jose, Stan Sato and Drew Kerlee (AMNAV), who have a combined 85 years of experience providing safe operations in the harbor.”
Foss Maritime has a lengthy background of solution to UNITED STATE Government firms in time of nationwide dilemmas, consisting of FEMA, UNITED STATE Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), UNITED STATE Transcom, SDDC and also USAID. The Foss “Always Safe. Always Ready.” slogan has actually been contacted usually over the previous years with action and also solution initiatives complying with the Haiti Earthquake in 2010 (food help and also port repair), Hurricane Sandy in 2012 (operating pumps and also generators) and also Hurricanes Maria and also Erma in Puerto Rico in 2017 (energy vehicle shipment and also implementation of 3 lodging vessels).
“While we are happy to see the USNS Mercy docked at the port ready to serve, we hope her stay is a short one which would indicate that the medical crisis is subsiding and the shoreside medical community can care for those impacted by the COVID-19 virus” statedHendriks “The medical assistance the USNS Mercy has provided to impoverished communities around the world for the past 45 years has been nothing but life changing for the tens of thousands of patients they’ve treated. She is truly a beacon of hope.”