US military staff on humanitarian mission in Guatemala

US military staff from the hospital ship USNS Comfort are bringing medical relief and surgical care to communities in Guatemala.

Over 270m long, 32m wide and as tall as a 10-story building, the former oil tanker has 12 operating rooms and half a million doses of medicine.

Throughout their mission, the surgeons have performed over 1,000 procedures, including a life-changing operation on Carlos, a 10-year-old boy.

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