Spanish Ship Castilla (L52) - History - Operación Hispaniola

Operación Hispaniola

Spain dispatched Castilla to aid in relief efforts after the 7.0 magnitude 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake.

The mission was announced on 19 January 2010, with the ship transporting a field hospital, 50 medical officers, 450 troops. Also on board are three helicopters, and several fast boats.

Castilla left Rota on 22 January 2010, carrying 423 troops, and 4 helicopters, headed for Petit-Goâve, Haiti.

On 1 February 2010, Castilla arrives at San Juan in Puerto Rico to pick up additional supplies.

On 4 February 2010, Castilla arrives at Petit-Goâve.

As of 5 February 2010, landing craft from the ship have started disgorging equipment.

Castilla is expected to remain on-station at Petit-Goâve for three months.

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