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US Navy hospital ship heads to Cambodia


Phnom Penh : The US Navy is sending one of its hospital ships to Cambodia to provide free medical services, the US Embassy said Thursday.

The USNS Mercy is scheduled to dock at Sihanoukville port Sunday, Xinhua reported.

There are over 1,200 multi-national military service members and civilians on board.

The ship will stay at the port until Aug 11. During that period, the staff will provide free medical services to the locals.

The initiative is part of the Pacific Partnership Programme between the two countries.