Military Sealift Command-Chartered Ship Delivers Humanitarian Aid Equipment

Monday, March 31, 2008


From Sealift Logistics Command Public Affairs
Military Sealift Command (MSC)-chartered ship SS Cleveland arrived in , March 24, carrying U.S. Navy Seabee equipment and supplies for a contingent of Navy Seabee's in the conducting humanitarian aid projects.
The equipment delivered by , including a dump truck, bulldozers and generators, will be used by members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 Det. Africa Partnership Station (APS) on four construction sites. APS is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe initiative that provides maritime training and humanitarian assistance to West and Central African nations.
Before arriving in , loaded supplies in , , and picked up additional equipment in , where the Seabees were wrapping up a handful of construction projects.
In , the Seabees will be renovating two medical clinics, giving them electricity and running water as well as making structural improvements and roof repairs. The detachment will also be repairing a road that leads to one of the medical clinics so that it is more easily accessible to the local population. One of the largest high schools in will also receive a new electrical system, new windows and doors, new roofing and a paint job courtesy of the Seabees.

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