U.S. ship will visit Limón on a humanitarian mission

The U.S. hospital ship “Comfort” is returning to Costa Rica in April. This time it will be on the Caribbean coast.

The ship has a multinational crew ranging from surgeons to veterinarians and even construction experts to provide all sorts of assistance.

The Asamblea Legislativa approved the docking of the ship in a vote Thursday. The boat will be in Limón from April 11 to 22, according to lawmakers.

Legislative approval is required for foreign warships.

When the boat was in Puntarenas in 2011 it treated more than 800 patients and surgeons did 139 procedures.

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