On the 19th Sept 2014, Certified Superyacht Academy was chosen to provide STCW 95 (Manila 2010 compliant) & Proficiency in Security Awareness training for crew of the world famous Mercy Ships Organisation. The charity, founded in in 1978, operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world providing free surgery & health care to those who cannot afford it and who are in dire need of treatment. With it’s current focus on West Africa, M/Y Africa Mercy took a pit-stop at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to stock up on provisions and complete some necessary STCW 95 (Manila 2010 compliant) & Proficiency in Security Awareness training.
Through free, basic, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships becomes the face of love in action. The hospital ship – Africa Mercy – provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.
“Mercy Ships follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus to provide hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.”
A Ship is the ideal vehicle of transformation and assistance because:
75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city
A ship is the most efficient platform to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to those port cities
A ship is a controlled, safe and clean environment ideally suited for serving patients and crew
“In many developing countries, even basic medical care is a luxury. And in Africa, nearly 50 percent of the people have no access to a hospital or doctor.”
The Africa Mercy is set to depart on the 16th Oct en-route to it’s next destination.