US military medical ship USNS Mercy arrives in central Vietnam

Military medical ship USNS Mercy on Nha Trang Bay, Khanh Hoa province in May 2018.

The military medical ship USNS Mercy (T-AH19) of the US Military Maritime Command docked at Vung Ro Port, Phu Yen, Vietnam on June 19, 2022, marking the first stop within the framework of the Pacific Ocean Partnership program 2022 (PP22).

According to a press release from the US Consulate General, in Vietnam the PP22 group including representatives from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will coordinate with Vietnamese partners in a range of activities and projects to benefit the people of Phu Yen in particular and Vietnam in general.

During their stay in Phu Yen, the group will provide medical care activities related to the fields of internal medicine and dentistry; activities to build new classrooms at school sites; and professional exchanges related to the disaster response process.

In addition, the US Pacific Fleet Band will also perform with Vietnamese artists in community exchange programs on June 20.

US Navy Captain Hank Kim, PP22 Commander said:

This is a partnership that shows solidarity, helps build trust between countries and helps us always be ready for effective coordination in cases of joint response to natural disasters, or any catastrophic incidents.

I look forward to sharing the team’s experience and expertise with agencies in Vietnam and other partner countries so that we can work together to build skills that will continue beyond the end of the program. submit.”

The US military medical ship USNS Mercy previously made three calls to Nha Trang port in 2008, Nghe An 2012 and Da Nang port in 2015. (Translated)