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The US Navy does not yet know what to do when revealing COVID-19 on a warship on the high seas

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In the US Navy, it was decided to test the program being developed to counteract the spread of coronavirus in military teams. It all started with the question of, what if patients with coronavirus are no longer found on a cruise ship, but on an aircraft carrier of the US Navy? What to do with the team, with the warship itself?


The Pentagon previously announced that additional funds will be received from the budget to fight against coronavirus - $ 8,3 billion. Part of the funds will be used to provide the US Navy with tests to identify COVID-19. Some of the funds are going to be used for medical equipping of ships of the naval forces. In particular, we are talking about the purchase of special equipment, including mechanical ventilation devices that make up special quarantine boxes.

To date, the official statistics for the US Army is as follows: 49 troops are infected with COVID-19 in US territory. About 4 dozen American soldiers are infected at military bases in Europe.

At the same time, the command of the U.S. Navy is sounding the alarm because several groups of the naval forces are on long trips, and therefore there has not been any opportunity to conduct full-fledged testing. In this regard, such an option is voiced as dropping express test systems on board ships - for example, using helicopters. But for this, the ships of the US Navy should come closer to naval bases. Another option is to take samples from sailors on ships and deliver them to the laboratory by helicopters, which is also problematic. It is even more problematic to isolate the infected and to evacuate them from the ship. The situation with submarines looks even more complicated. Because what to do, the US Navy does not yet know.

The same US Navy seamen who are on shore were given the so-called test kits. Several hundred sailors are quarantined.

In the materials of the American press with reference to the command fleet it is said that, by and large, the command does not know what to do with the strike groups performing combat missions in the vast oceans. The option of completely abandoning patrolling is not yet considered, but the threat of a complete loss of combat readiness of AOG in the event of detection of a coronavirus on board one of the ships included in them is very high.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 23 March 2020 09: 10 New
    +3
    The US Navy does not yet know what to do when revealing COVID-19 on a warship on the high seas
    Let patients be thrown overboard!
    But seriously, the ships do not have people at risk.
    Well, admirals and senior officers for more than 60 years, these are no longer people and their units.
    Quarantine is provided simply by the prohibition of going ashore! All!
    Well, the ship's doctor is also not done with a finger.
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 23 March 2020 09: 38 New
      +1
      Sow panic there as we have with buckwheat. And hand out weapons to the whole staff with shouts "we will all die here!"
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 23 March 2020 12: 11 New
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        Quote: vkl.47
        Sow panic there as we have with buckwheat. And hand out weapons to the whole staff with shouts "we will all die here!"

        Distribute buckwheat supplies to the team (or what do they have in the galley there?) And try to lock the team in quarantine cabins ..

        Without weapons, they bite each other.
        1. Private-K
          Private-K 24 March 2020 11: 38 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          try to lock the team in quarantine cabins ..

          General intra-ship ventilation system !!!!
    2. Malyuta
      Malyuta 23 March 2020 09: 48 New
      -4
      Quote: Victor_B
      Let patients be thrown overboard!

      And here the question is not only about American sailors, any crew, any ship, any country can become infected.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 23 March 2020 10: 19 New
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        Malyuta Today, 09:48
        -2
        Quote: Victor_B
        Let patients be thrown overboard!

        And here the question is not only about American sailors, Any crew, any ship, any country can become infected.
        Reply
        request What about the article?

        The US Navy does not yet know what to do when detecting COVID-19 on a warship on the high seas
    3. Donald72
      Donald72 23 March 2020 10: 34 New
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      Adequate remark. There’s no one to be ill there. In rare individual cases, with the appearance of severe ones, they should be evacuated separately.
    4. Boratsagdiev
      Boratsagdiev 23 March 2020 15: 35 New
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      They all know.
      Back in the 15th, they all knew what and how.
      https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.3985
      https://www.nature.com/news/engineered-bat-virus-stirs-debate-over-risky-research-1.18787
      They crossed it, and then slipped it to the Chinese.
    5. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 23 March 2020 22: 40 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Well, admirals and senior officers for more than 60 years, these are no longer people and their units.
      hard, however !! lol .. but funny laughing
      and if patients with coronavirus are detected not on a cruise ship anymore, but on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier?
      - Great toast !!! wink perhaps this is the answer to the question, - "How to defeat a US aircraft carrier?" ......
      Quote: Victor_B
      Plague ship!
      crying
      Quote: BoratSagdiev
      They all know.
      Back in the 15th, they all knew what and how.
      https: //www.nature.com/news/engineered-bat-virus-stirs-debate-over-risky-research-1.18787
      - Well, if so ?! That, after recent, threatening statements by Pompeo against the Chinese ...?! am , then revenge "is not humanly, too much !! negative Mean over filth ...
      But among the people, it’s not for nothing that they say, - "God, marks the helm !!", mean, and they will be rewarded. angry
  2. Irokez
    Irokez 23 March 2020 09: 12 New
    +1
    I give free advice to the U.S. Navy - to drink sea water, wash and wash it, temper in the morning diving and swimming in the waves.
    In short, if it is impossible to kill the coronavirus, then it can definitely be salted.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 09: 19 New
      +3
      Quote: Irokez
      In short, if it is impossible to kill the coronavirus, then it can definitely be salted.

      Yeah. Or lead.
      A sad "joke". Do you think our army will bypass such problems? Do you think that until the virus breaks out, the general does not cross himself?
      1. knn54
        knn54 23 March 2020 09: 28 New
        +2
        ALL diseases from nerves-roll and forget.
        Urgently convert some, including auxiliary ships, to hospital ships. It concerns ALL.
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 09: 31 New
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          Quote: knn54
          ALL diseases from nerves-roll and forget.

          Yeah. Prick and fall to the bottom of the well. ©
          1. BARKAS
            BARKAS 23 March 2020 09: 48 New
            +3
            Immediately appears "flying Dutchman" in the form of an aircraft carrier, a finished story for Hollywood.
            1. Vasyan1971
              Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 09: 51 New
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              Quote: BARKAS
              ready story for Hollywood.

              This is in perspective. And "Diamond Princess" is already ready, take it and use it.
      2. Konstantin Shevchenko
        Konstantin Shevchenko 23 March 2020 10: 18 New
        +5
        Does it not seem strange to you that the US Army is infected with a coronavirus even on the high seas?
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 11: 09 New
          +3
          Quote: Konstantin Shevchenko
          Does it not seem strange to you that the US Army is infected with a coronavirus even on the high seas?

          The intrigues of the GRU hackers, not otherwise ...
          But seriously:
          In the US Navy, it was decided to test the program being developed to counteract the spread of coronavirus in military teams.

          Just in case, they are afraid in advance.
          They wrinkled 8.3 lard of money, now they are fussing, they are depicting ebullient activity.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 March 2020 12: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Irokez
      In short, if it is impossible to kill the coronavirus, then it can definitely be salted.

      In our village, the janitor Stepanych is the most disregarding person in the village with respect to the coronovirus specifically and to all viruses in general. I, at the age of 15, I started prophylaxis - I tried vodka - and since then, says, my alcoholized body has not taken a single infection for more than 50 years.
      And it's true, damn it! Of course, I also love to swirl from the steam room in the snowdrift. If the frost is not more than 8-10 degrees, then I run or ride a bicycle. But Stepanych! ... All winter he walks in a stretched home-knitted sweater and a ski hat like Nikulin’s, only blue. And with a shovel, and to the store, and to the woods for dead wood ... For almost 25 years I have known him - I have not sneezed even once. I wanted to give him a new sheepskin coat (they gave me a gift for fishing, but he’s small for me) - he didn’t. I, says, have two, but I don’t wear them. I, says, like a catalytic hand warmer. Only that on gasoline, and Stepanych on alcohol.

      Here is such a prophylaxis ... laughing
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 23 March 2020 13: 48 New
        +1
        However, the cares of McAllister did not earn him the love of the king and the people. Rather, they hated him with fierce hatred. As I learned, the inhabitants of the atoll, led by their priests, cast spells for three months, trying to squeeze the tyrant out of the world. They sent the most terrible spirits to him, but McAllister did not believe in anything, and no devil was afraid of him. Such a drunkard of a Scotsman cannot be broken with any spells. In vain the savages picked up the remnants of the food, which touched his lips, bottles of whiskey and coconuts, the juice of which he drank, even his spitting and conjured over them - Mac Allister did not grieve. He did not complain about his health, did not know what a fever, cough, or cold was; dysentery bypassed him, as did the usual malignant tumors and skin diseases in these latitudes, which are equally affected by white and black. True, he was so alcoholized that no microbe could survive in it. It seemed to me that, having barely got into the alcohol-rich atmosphere surrounding McAllister, they just fell to his feet with tiny particles of ash. All living things fled from McAllister, even microbes, and he would only have whiskey. So he lived!
        © Jack London. Atu them, atu!
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 09: 17 New
    +2
    The situation with submarines looks even more complicated. Because what to do, the US Navy does not yet know.

    And ours, what do they think about this, interesting? Think, after all, for sure?
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      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 12: 27 New
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        Quote: Insults
        Ours are being removed and you are being left here .. Aidenstand

        What? Is this a run over? Freshly hatched troll, what the la? wassat
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  4. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 23 March 2020 09: 18 New
    +1
    Flood! Together with the crew ..
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  5. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 23 March 2020 09: 18 New
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    Ask us, we eat ice cream in winter.
  6. alien
    alien 23 March 2020 09: 19 New
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    It is even more problematic to isolate the infected and evacuate them from the ship. The situation with submarines looks even more complicated.

    Unfortunately, in the American film "Infection" (2011), this option is not provided, therefore, they do not know what to do. Everyone else, exactly according to the scenario, is buying up weapons.
  7. Stalllker
    Stalllker 23 March 2020 09: 19 New
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    Burn ship
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    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 23 March 2020 12: 50 New
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      Quote: Stalllker
      Burn ship

      Why so radical? You can adjust the tanker with bleach and fill it with the top superstructure.
      1. AU Ivanov.
        AU Ivanov. 23 March 2020 13: 05 New
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        Torpedo with special warhead. And no coronovirus - just molecules.
  8. edeligor
    edeligor 23 March 2020 09: 29 New
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    I do not want to be a prophet, but the appearance of COVID-19 is a bad contender and a bad omen for everyone and the fleet, in particular. Why do suicide belts, when only one sneezes into panic? Terrorists of all stripes outline what is happening. Then there will be "jolly."
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 23 March 2020 09: 39 New
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      Quote: edeligor
      I do not want to be a prophet

      And you will not be. Turn on the thinker that the crown doesn’t put any army - it can’t just along the distribution path)
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 23 March 2020 10: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: edeligor
      Why do suicide belts, when only one sneezes into panic? Terrorists of all stripes outline what is happening. Then there will be "jolly."

      You will not argue that to this day there was no biological weapon? If in doubt, ask the South American Indians. But in order to use it, besides the fact that it needs to be obtained / developed, one must be completely frostbitten and uncontrollable (and VERY provided) by a terrorist. Of which it is not particularly observed, they, as events show, are very tame and their owners may not really like the answer for this. Which dictates the rules of the game.
      1. edeligor
        edeligor 23 March 2020 12: 05 New
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        Quote: Mitroha
        You will not argue that to this day there was no biological weapon?

        I have not heard about biological, but bacteriological, yes, I have an idea, they’ve been taught. Only now you misunderstood my comment. It's one thing to hear or read, quite another to SEE and PLAN! And the fact that those individuals of the human species were frostbitten is too softly said, dear, and they will go to any lengths and ignore anything ...
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 23 March 2020 12: 16 New
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          Quote: edeligor
          I have not heard about biological, but bacteriological

          Of course, I'm sorry, carelessness hi
          And yet, too indiscriminately for organized terrorism. And too expensive for a crazy loner. Fortunately.
          And so, looking at the constant experiments of mankind in this direction, no terrorism is necessary, we will destroy ourselves
  9. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 23 March 2020 09: 30 New
    -6
    Wash pussies and dry mattresses!
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra 23 March 2020 09: 36 New
    -3
    ARVI standard. Who craps?
  11. Operator
    Operator 23 March 2020 10: 03 New
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    For the crew of the ship, getting coronavirus is good, because after 14 days, survivors will receive strong immunity to it laughing
    1. cniza
      cniza 23 March 2020 10: 10 New
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      Unfortunately, immunity is not acquired, there are already cases of reinfection, but this does not mean that we need to panic, we have already had more than one illness (ARVI) in our life with these diseases and we’re living on nothing, we will continue to live. yes
      1. Operator
        Operator 23 March 2020 10: 18 New
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        Re-infection with coronavirus - no more than 1% of those who have been ill (at the level of re-infection with influenza), it all depends on the level of human immunity.
        1. Kisa
          Kisa 23 March 2020 10: 37 New
          +1
          in general, now in the Navy there is panic even in civilian, even in military. captains refuse to go shopping mall basically all the elderly and are at risk. sooner or later have to get sick and then God willing. Isolation is not an option either - they are not in a vacuum - pilot's agents come in contractors electronic engineers service engineers bunker water grub ...
  12. cniza
    cniza 23 March 2020 10: 07 New
    +3
    The US Navy does not yet know what to do when revealing COVID-19 on a warship on the high seas


    Declare him a floating hospital and all ...
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 23 March 2020 10: 21 New
      +2
      cniza (Victor) Today, 10: 07 NEW
      +1
      The US Navy does not yet know what to do when revealing COVID-19 on a warship on the high seas


      Declare him a floating hospital and all.
      Sucks at the bank. Or let them sit at home, and not hang around without getting there. wink
      1. cniza
        cniza 23 March 2020 10: 37 New
        +3
        Yes, walking on the coast leads to the question of what will happen to the whole crew ...
  13. Donald72
    Donald72 23 March 2020 10: 25 New
    -2
    Kinstones open! What a nonsense! A bunch of young and healthy foreheads, they can survive without treatment on an ebolo ship without treatment.
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 March 2020 10: 45 New
    +1
    The US Navy does not yet know ...
    Today they don’t know, tomorrow they’ll squeeze it for real and find out. Everything is learned in practice.
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  17. Vadim237
    Vadim237 23 March 2020 13: 41 New
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    The simplest solution to this problem is six torpedoes on board.
  18. Maks1995
    Maks1995 23 March 2020 14: 37 New
    +2
    Yes, a photo that you need ....
    And the eternal "do not know what to do, somehow taut.
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  20. orionvitt
    orionvitt 23 March 2020 15: 48 New
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    what to do with strike groups performing combat missions in the vast oceans.
    Let them sit at home somewhere in their Norfolk and everything will be fine.