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rinker250 December 18th, 2007 11:10 PM

Navy saves girl's life
 
http://www6.comcast.net/news/article...n_navysickgirl

This should take you to the article.

Note that mom stayed behind on the cruise as her 14 year daughter was flown off for surgery.

DougR. December 19th, 2007 07:09 AM

Re: Navy saves girl's life
 
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Originally Posted by rinker250
http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2007/12/18/Surgery.at.Sea/?cvqh=itn_navysickgirl

This should take you to the article.

Note that mom stayed behind on the cruise as her 14 year daughter was flown off for surgery.

There may have been logistic circumstances such as overloading the rescue copter behind Mom staying on the cruise ship. I did see a photo of both together on the Navy ship.

Good job Navy!!!!

momofmeg December 21st, 2007 10:07 AM

Re: Navy saves girl's life
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DougR.
Quote:

Originally Posted by rinker250
http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2007/12/18/Surgery.at.Sea/?cvqh=itn_navysickgirl

This should take you to the article.

Note that mom stayed behind on the cruise as her 14 year daughter was flown off for surgery.

There may have been logistic circumstances such as overloading the rescue copter behind Mom staying on the cruise ship. I did see a photo of both together on the Navy ship.

Good job Navy!!!!

they said it cost a million and a half per day to operate that ship. you think they will charge the family or will this truly be a good samarition thing?

rinker250 December 21st, 2007 10:59 AM

Oh, I'm certain there will be people that say pay.
The ship was on a training mission and returning home. It diverted 75 miles each way.
The ship and her crew were "on the clock" already.
There was NOT an additional cost to the tax payer.

Just a valuable chance to hone their rescue skills.

momofmeg December 21st, 2007 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rinker250
Oh, I'm certain there will be people that say pay.
The ship was on a training mission and returning home. It diverted 75 miles each way.
The ship and her crew were "on the clock" already.
There was NOT an additional cost to the tax payer.

Just a valuable chance to hone their rescue skills.

I am not saying pay. Most people do not have a million and a half hanging around and that is alot of money. I would like to think it would be a good samaritian thing.

after all I do believe a medical helicopter is something like $60,000, much less then a million and half and the average family could possibly pay that debt off before they die.

rinker250 December 21st, 2007 06:22 PM

And I was not directing my comment to you.

My only point was...Yes, that ship costs 2.5 million dollars a day to operate.
And it costs that no matter what she is doing. Underway or pier side, the salaries are paid, the food is served and no fuel is consumed (nuke).

Thankfully, the USA has assets such as this to serve and help.


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