Yesterday was a blur of activity for the crew aboard Comfort as 68 patients were embarked for treatment. Additionally, the ship received additional crew members via small boats.
Our new crew members are a welcome sight. Like those on board, they have a can do attitude and are ready to help wherever they can. Some were directly involved in caring for patients within 90 minutes of their arrival.
In addition to the new crew members, we have embarked several Red Cross and Navy translators to ensure there is a clear line of communication between our doctors and the patients they are caring for.
Everyone is giving their all in this effort, not only doing the jobs that they were called to do here, but also assisting in other areas wherever they can. Sleep is a commodity that no one wants to purchase, instead pouring their all into the effort, getting just enough to maintain their sharpness to guarantee the best level of care that can be provided.
The good work continues and today will bring another wave of patients who need help, and the crew of Comfort stands ready to meet the demand from the very depth of their being.