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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Haiti: Doesn't matter who gets the credit - does it?

First, a news report from here:
Relief organizations are finding ways around the bottlenecks.

At the port, the American Red Cross created a "boat bridge" to unload supplies from a Colombian Red Cross ship offshore, said David Meltzer, the group's senior vice president for international services.

Now, some pictures with captions:




As seen here:
KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 30, 2010) Sailors aboard the Colombian navy logistics ship ARC Cartagena De Indias (BM 161) transfer humanitarian aid donated by the Colombian Red Cross to Landing Craft, Mechanized (LCM) 14. The landing craft is assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 and embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Cartagena De Indias and Gunston Hall are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron/Released)


And

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 30, 2010) A Colombian navy sailor directs a crane operator while transferring humanitarian aid from the Colombian navy logistics ship ARC Cartagena De Indias (BM 161) to Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) 14. The landing craft is assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 and embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Cartagena De Indias and Gunston Hall are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron/Released)

Now, I'm sure that either we are talking about another "boat bridge" or my understanding of "created" is not the same as Mr. Meltzer's, 'cause I don't believe asking the US Navy for help is part of a "creative process."

Thank goodness the supplies were moved - however it happened.

I would like to see the photos of the Red Cross "boat bridge," though.

I do like the Red Cross.

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