The admiral has two potential
assets in his struggle to save the
city of Istanbul and his country.
If hospitals do not suffer seismic
damage and are not flooded,
they represent a medical
resource where the injured
citizens found in the water or
along the shore can be taken.
Hospitals can also serve as
communications hubs and
power generation points.  Of
interest when seconds can mean
survival is to insure that naval
helicopters can land and take off
at civilian hospitals.