Oil Tanker Turned Into Floating Hospital: Inside Navy’s Hospital Ship USNS Mercy

Video of the USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) hospital ship. The Mercy class of hospital ships are converted supertankers now used by the United States Navy as naval ambulances. In this video: Interior medical spaces, engine room, pilot house, and various other spaces.

USNS Mercy is the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in non-commissioned service with the United States Navy. Her sister ship is the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20). In accordance with the Geneva Conventions, USNS Mercy and her crew do not carry any offensive weapons, though defensive weapons are available. Firing upon the Mercy would be considered a war crime.

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Oil Tanker Turned Into Floating Hospital: Inside Navy's Hospital Ship USNS Mercy
Oil Tanker Turned Into Floating Hospital: Inside Navy’s Hospital Ship USNS Mercy
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