In our second episode of the American Maritime Podcast, we take a look behind the scenes of the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, two U.S. Navy hospital ships operated by the U.S. Military Sealift Command that are currently stationed in Los Angeles and New York City to provide a full spectrum of medical care to impacted communities during the national coronavirus pandemic.
Joining us for this episode is retired captain of the USNS Comfort, Captain Randall Rockwood, who has commanded 21 Military Sealift Command ships in missions across the globe since being promoted to Master in 1999. Discussing everything from the operations and capabilities of the ships to the crew and their responsibilities, Captain Rockwood’s perspective highlights the importance of American maritime and its readiness to always urgently deliver for fellow Americans and communities in need.
About the American Maritime Podcast:
The American Maritime Podcast engages the leading voices in American maritime to discuss the leading issues about domestic shipping, waterways, shipbuilding, the men and women who make it all work, and many more topics. When you tune into the American Maritime Podcast, you may hear from government leaders, national security and transportation experts, industry leaders, and of course the many heroes of American maritime.