Port of Los Angeles prepares for arrival of USNS MERCY to fight Covid-19
The Port of Los Angeles continues to move cargo at all of its terminals amid the Covid-19 public health crisis. Meanwhile, the port officials are working with the US Navy to prepare for the arrival of the USNS MERCY.
The Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy will sail from San Diego and dock in the port of Los Angeles to help lift the burden from local medical treatment facilities that need to focus their resources on patients affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to thank Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Gavin Newsom for their leadership and decisive action last week to enact statewide stay-at-home measures to help control the pandemic outbreak,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Working together and with our partners in the private sector, we can fully leverage the strength of the Port during this crisis.”