Hospital ship

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United States Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort in 2009.

A Hospital ship is a big boat which is built to cure patients. Most are operated by militaries, or by governments. Attacking one is a war crime, but Hospital ships are not allowed to carry any weapons, and enemy navies (if the owner of the Hospital ship is at war) are allowed to inspect them. And hospital ship is due to be protected by Second Geneva Convention.