At-Sea Robot Assisted Surgery 


Medical providers aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) perform the first robot assisted surgery on board a ship as part of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). 

PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. 

Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.



Video by Senior Airman Dhruv Gopinath 

Media Center – Japan