(September 9, 2021) Caloundra, Qld, Mercy Ships shares more good news…
Firstly, it’s full steam ahead for the new Global Mercy!
As we speak, a small crew on board is sailing to Belgium for the ship’s final equipping. Soon, the decks of our new ship will be filled with volunteers from all corners of the globe, ready for the journey of a lifetime.
Could you assist them in some way? Find your purpose at mercyships.org/makeyourmark.
Liberian reasons to celebrate We’ve got big reasons to celebrate in Liberia, where our latest class of Biomedical Technician students just wrapped up their course!
Over the span of eight weeks, this group has learned how to use and repair biomedical equipment to strengthen the quality of care in their hospitals.
(July 27, 2021) Caloundra, Queensland. Diane Rickard International Media Relations Manager, Mercy Ships shares Mercy Ships good news…
Global health charity, Mercy Ships, reports that after a completion and acceptance ceremony on June 16, followed by a handover celebration at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard this past week, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy™, has successfully been delivered and the charity has taken possession of their brand-new vessel.
Dream come true ‘This day is a dream come true – not only for us, but for those we serve,’ stated Don Stephens, Mercy Ships founder who spoke via video to those attending. ‘African heads of states and ministers of health have often expressed a desire for more of their healthcare professionals to be trained in-country. This ship will do exactly that. Many who suffer from disability and disfigurement will have access to surgical treatment and whole-person care in healthcare systems that will enable them to reach their God-given potential. We hope that this new vessel and the volunteer crew who serve on her will bring hope, healing and transformation for the next 40-50 years,’ he added.
Per Westling, CEO of Stena RoRo, said ‘We are very proud to take delivery of this special ship. The activities to be carried out on board have placed special and high demands on the construction of this ship. For the yard, it was the first time this type of vessel was built – a challenge that they managed very well. For Mercy Ships, delivery means that their capacity to help more than doubles. And at Stena RoRo we are happy to be a part of their fantastic work through Global Mercy.’