The U.S. military is going to Gaza, hoping to deliver food from a football-field-sized floating dock

The Navy is bringing a football-field-sized floating dock to be be assembled three miles out at sea. The larger Navy ships en route to Gaza can cross the Atlantic in half the time of smaller Army boats.

Naval Beach Group 2, based in Coronado, California, will bring 260 sailors. The operation will be directed by the Army, which plans to have 500 soldiers in the waters off Gaza.

Navy ships – and potentially vessels from non-governmental organizations – will bring supplies onto the floating dock. Trucks can then drive onto barges that will take them to the shore, where a pier will have to be erected.

R&I – TP


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