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The global shipping and trading community has joined together to raise much-needed funds for Mercy Ships, which provides free medical care for people in Africa. This year’s campaign has raised so far more than $680,000. That is all thanks to the generosity of: 25 charterers, 21 shipowners, 25 shipbrokers, 13 port agents/consulting and services. In
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Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2020 has received wonderful support once again!
Global event hopes to raise SGD 1m for charities in Singapore and beyond If you have ever wanted to walk, run or cycle around the world, now is your chance to be at least a small part of just that.Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping is appealing to its friends in the industry to collectively pull up
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Eastern Pacific needs you to run, walk or pedal around the world
Wednesday 4 November is focus of efforts to raise funds this month for Africa hospital ships charity taking delivery of its first ever purpose-built newbuilding, Global Mercy Cargo Day is here. Wednesday 4 November is the focal point of a push over the next few weeks to raise funds for the Mercy Ships charity which
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Cargo Day is here: Can shipping industry repeat record $1.3m for Mercy Ships in 2019?
­­Double the trouble, twice the joy Due to lack of proper nutrition, conditions like that of Ousseynou and Assane are not uncommon in nations we serve. Through direct surgical care and a focus on training local agricultural trainers, Mercy Ships desires to treat the effect and the cause of many of the conditions we see
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Ousseynou and Assane
Mercy Ships anuncia Cargo Day 2020 La ONG Mercy Ships, Naves de Esperanza en España, ha anunciado que el próximo día 4 de noviembre tendrá lugar Cargo Day 2020.  Mercy Ships utiliza buques hospitales para ofrecer servicios de salud gratuitos, infraestructura hospitalaria y desarrollo sostenible para aquellos con poco acceso en el mundo en desarrollo.
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Press release published in Spain
Fundraising from fixtures is vital for Mercy Ships to return to its mission bringing medical aid to Africa with its first custom-built hospital ship More than $3m raised from cargo commissions has helped many people receive surgery that they would never otherwise have had. In a video, Mercy Ships Executive Director Bryce Wagner has highlighted
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Cargo Day counts for so much more in a Covid-constrained world
Fundraisers hope to match or better last year’s $1.3m this November — as new ship doubles medical capacity but also operating costs Mercy Ship’s newbuilding hospital vessel’s total cost of almost $200m has largely been raised from private donations, but the $20m annual operating costs have still to be found. The charity’s Cargo Day, which
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Cargo Day aims to keep up and widen good work raising funds for Mercy Ships
If twice as many companies were to back medical charity, each one would have to give only half as much to help fund operations of its hospital ships Mercy Ships, the charity that takes ­medical care to African countries in hospital ships, will soon be able to help many more people when it receives its
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Why Mercy Ships needs shipping to ‘double down’ on donations
THE GLOBAL MERCY: Mercy Ships’ newbuilding changes births after being painted at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard The $200m Global Mercy will double the capacity for charity Mercy Ships to deliver medical aid to African countries The world’s largest civilian hospital ship is nearing delivery from Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in northern China five years after its keel
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Biggest civilian hospital ship newbuilding moves closer to delivery
Mercy Ships Announces the Global Mercy
Global Mercy, a second hospital Ship
First purpose-built vessel for Mercy Ships poised to change thousands of lives Mercy Ships is unveiling to the public details of its new hospital ship under construction in China. It is expected that during its 50-year predicted lifespan, surgical procedures alone on the 37,000 gross ton vessel will improve the lives of more than 150,000
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New Global Mercy will double hospital ship charity’s impact in Africa
Join us in making this year’s fund-raiser a mission to remember From November 4 the shipping and trading community will join together once again to raise vital funds for Mercy Ships’ operations in Africa. So be part of this great journey which has seen Cargo Day raise around $3 million since it was launched in
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Despite the global challenges with the pandemic, Cargo Day has had a solid start and we are looking forward to additional support from the shipping community over the next month.
Annual event cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s Geneva Cargo Day Ball scheduled for November 18 at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.Some of our wonderful supporters may have been prevented from attending the event because of travel restrictions. We also want to ensure the safety
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Mercy Ships’ Geneva Cargo Day Ball 2020
Curtailing the Africa Mercy’s assignment in Senegal was a difficult decision.Captain Taylor Perez said the experience of leaving and going into quarantine in Tenerife brought practical and emotional problems for the crew and medics, particularly those from Africa. “For me, it started with an obvious concern for the crew,” Perez told TradeWinds, “but the level
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Departure was devastating, but this big onboard “family” pulled together
Hospital ship volunteers embody this year’s IMO Day of the Seafarer theme The Day of the Seafarer theme that seafarers are key workers is particularly relevant to Mercy Ships, which takes medical help on its converted ferry to some of the neediest parts of the world. IMO secretary general Kitack Lim said he was deeply
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Mercy Ships medics and crew: the epitome of key workers
Mercy Ships is an international organisation bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. As many as 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia services worldwide, and less than 6% of all operations are delivered to the world’s poorest countries. Ruben Galama worked as a mechanical engineer in The Netherlands,
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Ruben Galama – Mechanical Engineer onboard of the Africa Mercy
The Africa Mercy has meeting and work spaces as well as berths for an average crew of 400 from up to 50 nations serving onboard at any given time. The 16,500-ton vessel has had over 10,000 crew from over 90 countries serve onboard since its deployment in 2007. The 481 berths include 24 family cabins,
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Joe Biney, from Ghana, has been volunteering with Mercy Ships since 1991
The Africa Mercy is the world’s largest nongovernmental hospital ship and is dedicated to serving the continent of Africa. Mercy Ships has an average of 1,300 volunteer crew from more than 50 nations, serving onboard the Africa Mercy each year. Captain Taylor Perez “This is where I am supposed to be. There is no question
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Captain Taylor Perez volunteering onboard of the Africa Mercy
A Chief Officer serving Africa nations onboard our ship with his family. According to the International Chamber of Shipping an estimated 1,647,500 seafarers are serving on merchant ships trading internationally. Mercy Ships has an average of 1,300 volunteer crew, from more than 50 nations, serving each year onboard the Africa Mercy, the largest charity-run hospital
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Rodrigo Silva volunteering on the Africa Mercy
Serving Mercy Ships since 2007, Capt McGrath says hospital ship was also a great career opportunity Captain Joshua McGrath has served on Africa Mercy several times but Senegal is the first as master of the hospital vessel. And with it comes plenty of challenges compared with the cruise ships and roll-on, roll-off, long haul passenger
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Alaska Ferries to sub-Sahara Africa—a captain’s tale of giving back to society

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