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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:33 PM

USNS Comfort is LAID UP in maintenance, won't be ready for WEEKS



Roxana Tiron @rtiron

Breaking: The Comfort hospital ship won’t be able to go to NYC for weeks, @ChiefPentSpox says. Ship is in maintenance in Norfolk, Va., and Pentagon is now expediting maintenance

2:11 PM - Mar 18, 2020


Are you fucking KIDDING me?

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Reply USNS Comfort is LAID UP in maintenance, won't be ready for WEEKS (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Mar 18 OP
uponit7771 Mar 18 #1
dalton99a Mar 18 #2
irisblue Mar 18 #3
malaise Mar 18 #4
2naSalit Mar 18 #22
dixiegrrrrl Mar 18 #24
malaise Mar 18 #27
dixiegrrrrl Mar 18 #43
getagrip_already Mar 18 #28
2naSalit Mar 18 #31
dixiegrrrrl Mar 18 #35
2naSalit Mar 18 #37
dixiegrrrrl Mar 18 #42
2naSalit Mar 18 #44
underpants Mar 18 #26
Thomas Hurt Mar 18 #5
Kaleva Mar 18 #13
BumRushDaShow Mar 18 #21
eShirl Mar 18 #6
lpbk2713 Mar 18 #20
uponit7771 Mar 18 #25
atreides1 Mar 18 #30
Turbineguy Mar 18 #7
2naSalit Mar 18 #33
Baitball Blogger Mar 18 #8
2naSalit Mar 18 #34
Sgent Mar 18 #38
Baitball Blogger Mar 18 #39
Sunriser13 Mar 18 #46
RockRaven Mar 18 #9
exboyfil Mar 18 #11
exboyfil Mar 18 #10
malaise Mar 18 #29
rufus dog Mar 18 #12
Grammy23 Mar 18 #14
blitzen Mar 18 #15
exboyfil Mar 18 #16
Wounded Bear Mar 18 #17
MoonlitKnight Mar 18 #18
exboyfil Mar 18 #19
littlemissmartypants Mar 18 #36
EX500rider Mar 18 #23
getagrip_already Mar 18 #32
gladium et scutum Mar 18 #41
Rhiannon12866 Mar 18 #40
IcyPeas Mar 18 #45
mmbrevo Mar 19 #47

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:33 PM

1. They can't even get the simple simple stuff right ... jus, ... damn

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:34 PM

2. Fucking moron just makes up shit on the spot

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:34 PM

3. JC on a trailer hitch.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:35 PM

4. You mean they didn't check that before he ran his fucking mouth

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 03:10 PM

22. It's just flollow up on the previous slaps at Cuomo

Last edited Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:49 PM - Edit history (1)

like the expired supplies already sent to NY. He will make it look like he's doing a good thing but is really fucking up the ability of the state to address this situation so he can cause and then call them a failure.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:47 PM

24. I have not heard about that ship/plans for it, etc


Can ya fill me in, purty pls??

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:51 PM

27. Here sis

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-says-hospital-ships-heading-coronavirus-battle-navy-says-they-n1163081
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President Donald Trump is sending in the Navy to battle the coronavirus crisis, specifically two massive hospital ships.

They’re in “tip top shape,” Trump said Wednesday, and will likely be launched “in the next week or so."

But it’s anybody’s guess when those ships will come in.

The USNS Comfort, which Trump said is bound for New York Harbor, is currently undergoing maintenance somewhere on the east coast and there are no medical personnel on board, NBC News has learned.

The other ship, the USNS Mercy, is also being spruced-up and lacks a medical crew. It was not immediately known where the Mercy would be deployed.
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Don't rule out that he'll tell the NY Governor to drop all the ongoing cases against him

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Response to malaise (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:01 PM

43. Many thanks.


How is the situation where you are, btw. ???

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:51 PM

28. it's roughly a 1000 bed floating hospital with icu and surgical units...

It was intended for non-corona related patients to take some of the pressure off of the main hospitals and free up beds.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:54 PM

31. Shitneck spewed a lie

saying that the afore mentioned hospital ship was going to NYC to help with the needs there. If it's in repairs, it ain't goin' nowhere any time soon. Said it at the lie to the camera fest earlier today. The other ship is to go north up the CA coast. Wonder what its status is. There were several thousand requested medical masks sent that were expired. O guess. Not sure about that one but it seems the grudge is still alive and well in the orangeanus.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:13 PM

35. I've been deep into other things..



so that I missed his blah blah about the ships.
And of course, know better that believe him. I just assume everything he says is a lie.
Looks like someone whispered in his ear about the ships...wonder if it was Jared, among his other duties of acting President.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:29 PM

37. Funny but I was half asleep on the couch and I heard that part.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:58 PM

42. Tv????



We only do computers/internet, but Twitter, DU, and a couple other sites pretty much keep us up todate.
And Maddow, of course.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #42)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:03 PM

44. NPR.

I get offline when I'm going to lay down. I didn't know a presser was coming when I got horizontal but when the music stopped, I noticed and I guess I was sort of listening to hear why there was no music. I wasn't completely awake but I heard that part and digested it right away.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:49 PM

26. Do we HAVE the website either?

Or was I supposed to forget about that too?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:36 PM

5. Where is USNS Mercy, did Trump decommission her?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:42 PM

13. I believe that ship is on the west coast.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:57 PM

21. Off the coast of San Diego.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:36 PM

6. commandeer the cruise ships

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Response to eShirl (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:54 PM

20. There are five in Port Canaveral that have been tied up for days.



Some times one or two will go out to sea to
allow others to come in for fuel and provisions.

Link: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-80.616/centery:28.412/zoom:15



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Response to eShirl (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:48 PM

25. ..👍🏼, pay the cruise companies for their use

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Response to eShirl (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:54 PM

30. Not gonna work

They would still have to be refitted and crewed, in order to be of any use...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:36 PM

7. What? Trump's helpers doing homework?

That would put them in grave danger of being competent.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:56 PM

33. Way too late for that.

More like stumbled onto something that might be a little bit helpful which they will see as a major sacrifice on their part to allow it.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:37 PM

8. No one will say it, but I bet they didn't have a budget for it -- until now.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:58 PM

34. Already made off with the funds for the original commission. ...nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:35 PM

38. Remember when Trump

reallocated the military budget to build a wall?

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Response to Sgent (Reply #38)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:35 PM

39. I feel sorry for the person who writes his biography.

So many mishaps to include in the years and months leading up to COVID-19.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #39)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:07 PM

46. circa 2030 - Amazon announces release of Volume 72

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:38 PM

9. More negligence. The minute the virus became known in China they should have started expediting.

This is why you have a pandemic response team, this is why you listen to experts who tell you things you don't want to hear, this is why you enact their expert advice before the problem fully blooms.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:41 PM

11. Problem is heads I win, tails I win

He orders it and it goes off without a hitch - victory for leadership

There are hitches - then it is big government's fault

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:39 PM

10. They should have already been deployed

I assumed they were. Shame on me. Of course I am not responsible for running the country.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:52 PM

29. Same shit with Puerto Rico

after the hurricane

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:41 PM

12. With each event, the more I think it isn't incompetence

But rather direction from Vladi.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:42 PM

14. He made it sound like the ship was pulling into the harbor


that very moment. Asshat. It was a little bit of relief until we find out (as usual) he was talking out his ass.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:42 PM

15. But our President said it is in "tip-top" shape! n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:45 PM

16. Another really stupid question

Why are both hospital ships undergoing maintenance at the same time?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:46 PM

17. Trump's a salesman. Promising shit he can't deliver is in his DNA...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:50 PM

18. It might make sense long term to add a couple more

Considering increased hurricanes and how useful they can be in situations like this.

[link:https://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4625&tid=200&ct=4|

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:54 PM

19. I wonder if the pandemic response plan of Obama's still exists

I would suspect stuff like this was addressed.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:18 PM

36. I read here early this morning that the plans were found in the trash. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 03:53 PM

23. Issue is she is 45 years old with steam propulsion.

Both hospital ships are from converted oil tankers built circa 1975.
That's old for steel & steam ships, makes for more time in the yard fixing stuff.

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 04:54 PM

32. they can likely tow it faster than they can fix it....

It doesn't need propulsion or power. It just needs a dock to tie off to. Shore power will do until they can get generators working.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:34 PM

41. Still have to assemble

The medical force aboard the ship. When in port USA the medical detachment as a few dozen technicians to maintain the spaces, the equipment and the inventory of non perishable medical supplies. When prepping for a mission, the 1000 or so Drs, RNs, lab techs, etc are stripped from the Naval hospitals and clinics on the East and West coast.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:58 PM

40. Twitter reply :

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:06 PM

45. It'll be weeks.....

However, neither of the 1,000-patient ships are ready to go anywhere. Both are currently in-port undergoing maintenance work and lack medical crews. It will likely take weeks, before both ships set off to their destinations. And even when the floating hospitals do arrive at their berths, they will not be taking on COVID-19 patients.


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The USNS Comfort, which is being worked on in Norfolk, Va., is not expected to arrive in New York Harbor until sometime next month. The USNS Mercy, which is in San Diego, Calif., can be prepared sooner but it takes several days to bring aboard staff and medical equipment — and its final destination has yet to be identified.


more:
https://time.com/5805900/hospital-ships-coronavirus/

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:07 AM

47. Due to money trump stole from the military to build his stupid wall?

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