Woodreau wrote:I’d have to say most logistical support will have to come by sea. A single ship can carry more supplies than all of the relief flights flown so far to Puerto Rico. The disadvantage is that response time is measured in days for a ship. The advantage of airlift is that you can get flights to Puerto Rico in a few hours.
The Navy has reestablished a presence at the former Roosevelt Roads and using that as a staging base for HADR missions ashore.
Congress is working on removing the statuatory limitation of only allowing US flagged shipping using American sailors on shipping between US ports, as the American merchant fleet is all but nonexistent.
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