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USNS Mercy Won't Ship Out to Philippines

San Diego-based Naval ship was ready to aid Typhoon Haiyan victims.

By Matthew Wood
|  Monday, Nov 25, 2013  |  Updated 9:10 PM PDT
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USNS Mercy Won't Aid Typhoon Victims

NBC 7 San Diego

USNS Mercy

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The USNS Mercy will not be going to the Philippines after all.

The San Diego-based hospital ship was getting prepped to make a voyage to deliver aid to the country in the aftermath of the recent Typhoon Haiyan. But it was placed on Reduced Operating status on Monday, meaning it will not be deploying to the storm-ravaged country.

More than 1,000 pallets of materials were loaded on the ship over the past two weeks and it was ready for a month-long voyage.

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