Brazilian Navy ship leaves for Haiti with humanitarian aid and military equipment
28/02/2010 17:20 - Portal Brasil
Vessel carries water, food, clothing medicines, and equipment for the Brazilian troops in Port-au-Prince –Haiti
The Brazilian Navy ship Garcia D'Ávila, was deployed on Sunday (28), in Rio de Janeiro, with 900 tons of cargo, including humanitarian aid supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti as well as equipment for the Brazilian military that operates in that country.
The tank landing ship (LST) will still make two stops in Recife and Fortaleza, before arriving in the Haitian capital Port au Prince, on March 22.
The Garcia d'Avila cargo ship is transporting 200 tones of humanitarian aid material like water, food, clothing, medicine and tents, according to the Navy. The extra cargo of approximately 700 tons of equipment are for the Brazilian Navy troops in the United Nations Peace Corps in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Ammunition is being brought for the Brazilian soldiers in addition to 14 power generators and 30 vehicles, including trucks, ambulances and armored vehicles. The crew of the ship consisted of 350 mariners, will remain five days in Haiti.