Tuesday, February 2, 2010

US Carrier Leaving Haitian Waters

The Associated Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is leaving Haiti after delivering about 500 tons of humanitarian aid to victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

The USS Carl Vinson and its air wing arrived off the Haitian coast three days after the quake. The ship's personnel evacuated 435 patients needing medical attention and its 19 helicopters flew more than 1,000 hours to support the relief operation. Ten of those choppers will remain in Haiti.

The U.S. Southern Command said Monday the Carl Vinson will participate in exercises with partner navies in the region while it returns to its homeport in San Diego.

Source: WashingtonPost

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