The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort has arrived in Puerto Rico to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The U.S. Navy tweeted a picture of the ship arriving in San Juan earlier today.
USNS Comfort is one of two Mercy-class hospital ships. It has one of the largest trauma facilities and when activated can transition to full operating status in five days, which includes a crew of civil service mariners, Navy medical personnel. The ship maintains 5,000 units of blood and has up to a 1,000 bed capacity. The hospital is equipped with four X-ray machines, one CAT scan unit, a dental suite, an optometry and lens laboratory, physical therapy center, pharmacy, angiography suite, and two oxygen-producing plants.
The ship left Norfolk last week.