Maritime Professionals Needed for Lifesaving Work

By Haley Hoar - Globally, five billion people lack access to safe surgical care, yet it is estimated that over 25% of the global burden of disease is treatable by surgery. These staggering statistics are the reason behind the Mercy Ships mission, to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor, utilizing a fleet of hospital ships.  Mercy Ships is a faith-based … [Read more...]

Mercy Ships Orders New Hospital Ship from CSIC

Mercy Ships has announced that it has reached an agreement with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) to build a new 36,600-GRT hospital ship at the group’s Tianjin Xingang Shipyard. The 174-meter, Lloyd's Register-classed, Malta-flagged hospital ship will be designed by the Finnish naval architecture firm Deltamarin.  The construction project will be managed by … [Read more...]

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Prepped for Philippines Disaster Relief

One of two hospital ships operated by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has been put on standby and may be deployed to join in ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The Navy said that on Wednesday, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH … [Read more...]

Mercy Ships Featured on ’60 Minutes’ [FULL SEGMENT]

The world's largest civilian hospital ship, AFRICA MERCY, travels the west African coast, restoring sight to thousands and bringing smiles to faces once disfigured by tumors. Scot Pelley reports in this '60 Minutes' segment titled Africa Mercy: Hospital of Hope, originally aired Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Also see this post, Why We Dry Dock, which includes the article by … [Read more...]

Mercy Ships to be Featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Mercy Ships, the international nonprofit organization that operates hospital ships and provides medical aid to those in need, will be featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. EST. The segment, which was reported by award-winning journalist Scott Pelley, will highlight the mission of Mercy Ships to bring hope and healing to the developing … [Read more...]