Africa Mercy

The newest ship in the fleet, the Africa Mercy, is 152 metres in length and measures 16,572 GRT. It was converted from a rail ferry into a hospital ship and has a greater capacity that the previous 3 ships combined. It is currently the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, with five operating theatres and an 82-bed ward.

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Specifications

Length
Breadth
Gross Tonnage
Built
Registered
Capacity
Cargo Capacity
Main Engines
Draft
Surveyed By
152 m
23.7 m
16,571
1980 Elsinore, Denmark
Malta
484 berths
1,724 m3
6 B&W (3120 kW each)
6,0 m
Lloyd’s

 

Itinerary (Last Updated March 1st, 2016)

PORT
Tamatave, Madagascar
Durban, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Cotonou, Benin
(to be determined), shipyard
Cameroon
Arrive
30 aug 2015
12 jun 2016
04 aug 2016
18 aug 2016
     jun 2017
     aug 2017
Depart
07 jun 2016
01 aug 2016
08 aug 2016
     jun 2017
     jul 2017
     jun 2018

REMINDER: The above itinerary, as always, is TENTATIVE. Changes may occur. In addition, there are sometimes blackout dates when no new crew may arrive. It is therefore imperative to NOT make plans to arrive or depart the ship without first confirming directly with Mercy Ships.

 

Contact

The Africa Mercy can be reached at the following number:

+1 (954) 538 6110