"To assist Japanese authorities in search-and-rescue operations at sea, as well as recovery missions."
The Seals explain that the aircraft carrier’s substantial flight deck will serve as a refueling point for Japan Self Defense Force and other helicopters. More at: [usnavyseals.com]
Seems odd that the News Cast uses a "battle maneuver" clip of the USS Ronald Reagan (video); and not the one of its arrival... (Above)
My prayers for the safety and success of the missions...
-Sunday, March 13, 2011 09:37 +0900 (JST)Today's Links...
"The US military has sent vessels, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, to the waters off the quake-hit region. It will use helicopters and special landing ships to rescue victims and provide relief supplies.
A German team of about 40 rescuers plus search dogs has left for Japan. One member pledged to do everything they can to help the Japanese victims.
A British group of 63 rescuers and doctors plus search dogs is heading to Japan.
France has announced the dispatch of 2 rescue teams.
China is also sending more than 10 rescue personnel to Japan.
The United Nations decided to send 7 members of its disaster assessment and coordination unit to oversee operations of teams from various nations.
From the USS Reagan Christening Day press kit: [PDF]
The ship contains which "Distillation plants, 80 rescue craft aboard, hundreds of tons of emergency supplies, can go 20 years without refueling; and with approximately 6,000 personnel aboard... And will be one of many ships to help Japan regain its footing...
Don’t Jump to Nuclear Conclusions In Tsunami’s Wake: [Read]
Note: The ship is named after the President elect who, during economic hardship and a troubling loss of American prestige around the world—including
the taking of American hostages in Iran... Voters swept Ronald Reagan into the presidency in 1980 in a landslide, 489 electoral votes to 49 for President Jimmy Carter... [PDF]