American ship heads to Eastern Mediterranean to boost humanitarian aid in Gaza

From Langley-Yustis base in Virginia, U.S. bound for the departure of the U.S. Army general support “Gen. Frank S. Besson” (LSV-1). The purpose of the ship traveling to the Eastern Mediterranean is to strengthen the maritime humanitarian aid campaign in the Gaza Strip, the command post of the US armed forces responsible for the Middle East region (U.S. Central Command or CENTCOM). This ship shall serve the supply support of units with all necessary to enable them to operate away from the land bases. “Gen. Frank S. Besson” (LSV-1) sailed “less than 36 hours after President Biden announced that the US would provide humanitarian aid to Gaza by sea”, is noted in the relevant CENTCOM announcement. It carries “equipment to create a temporary pier” to serve the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians starving to the besieged Palestinian enclave.