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Monday, January 03, 2005

Humanitarian supplies airlifted from Singapore onto US navy ships

SINGAPORE : Humanitarian relief donations have been airlifted from Singapore onto US naval ships heading to tsunami-hit areas in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

With a large volume of relief supplies creating a bottleneck, it is now a logistical challenge to get them delivered to the survivors.

US Marine helicopters are more accustomed to transporting troops; instead they are carrying much needed relief supplies, like bottled water picked up from Guam.

As soon as the relief aid arrived at Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base, it was airlifted by choppers and stored onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

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