The hospital ship African Mercy
Mercy Ships Canada is headquartered in Victoria and operates the world’s largest non-governmental floating hospital, the African Mercy. The vessel maintains five operating theatres and an 82-bed ward staffed by a volunteer multi-national team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, and crew.
Since 1978 Mercy Ships has delivered life-saving medical care in safe, state-of-the-art facilities to more than 2.42 million people in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Africa Mercy is 152 meters in length and with a 16,572 Gross Registered Tonnage. In 2007, after a complete renovation from a rail ferry into a hospital ship, she began her career in Liberia, West Africa.
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