Comfort to return home 5 days later than planned

March 11, 2010

The hospital ship USNS Comfort will arrive at its Baltimore home five days later than originally planned, Navy officials said Wednesday. The ship, which departed Haiti on Tuesday night after a seven-week humanitarian relief mission treating earthquake victims, will make a stop Saturday in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to tie up March 19 at the Canton Pier in Baltimore. With 10 operating rooms running simultaneously at times, the Comfort performed 843 surgical procedures during its mission in Port-au-Prince harbor, according to the Navy.

- Robert Little


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