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U.S. Navy moving aircraft carrier in anticipation of Irma relief
September 8, 2017 / 6:20 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Navy moving aircraft carrier in anticipation of Irma relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Friday that it was moving the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln into position to provide humanitarian relief from Hurricane Irma if needed.

The Navy said in a statement that the Abraham Lincoln, along with the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and transport dock ship New York, had been ordered to get underway on Friday and that a destroyer would join them.

“These ships are capable of providing medical support, maritime civil affairs, maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, medium and heavy-lift air support,” the statement said.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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