Ship Returns to Rio de Janeiro after Transporting Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Ship Returns to Rio de Janeiro after Transporting Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

By Dialogo
April 01, 2010

After a fifty-two-day voyage, the tank landing ship (LST) Almirante Saboia docked at the naval base in Rio de Janeiro, returning from Haiti. The ship transported approximately 700 tons of humanitarian-aid and logistical-support material for the Brazilian Marines and the Brazilian Army, including water, clothing, tents, mattresses, canned food, various medicines, Piranha amphibious vehicles, 5-ton trucks, refrigerated trucks, tanker trucks, and Land Rovers. While the ship remained near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, two Brazilian Navy planes, a UH-12 and a UH-14, which had been carrying out joint operations with the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour since the end of January 2010, were incorporated into its contingent.
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