(KNBC) Southern California’s hospitals received some much-needed relief in the battle against the new coronavirus when an oil tanker that was converted into a floating 1,000-bed hospital arrived Friday morning in the Port of Los Angeles.
USNS Mercy departed Naval Station San Diego Monday and entered the Port of Los Angeles at about 8:15 a.m. to dock at the cruise ship terminal. Non-COVID-19 patients will be treated on the hospital ship, part of a plan to free up land-based hospitals to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
The ship’s medical crew includes Commander Edgar San Luis, of Long Beach.
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