US military facing supply bottleneck at Haiti airport
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The United States military is trying to find a solution to the supply bottle-neck at Port-au-Prince airport, as Haitians struggle to survive what the United Nations has described as the worst disaster it has ever confronted.
The USS Carl Vinson is now situated about 15 kilometres off the Haiti coast and its aircraft have been dropping supplies, so many in fact they have run out.
They are not the only navy ship in the region and they are waiting for more supplies from Guantanamo Bay.
But Rear Admiral Ted Branch says he is frustrated that there are supplies sitting at Port-au-Prince airport brought in by other agencies, which they can not get out.
He says he would like to use the navy's choppers but the coordination on the ground just is not there.
A UN spokeswoman has said earthquake is the worst disaster ever confronted by the organisation, pointing out that the catastrophe has left affected regions with little infrastructure.