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Certified Provides STCW 95 Training For Famous Mercy Ships

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.

World Famous African Mercy Ship

Crew from the World famous African Mercy Ship arrive at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

 

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.

We are proud to have had the opportunity to assist the crew of M/Y Africa Mercy in providing STCW 95 & Proficiency in Security Awareness training and wish them well on their journeys!

About the Author

Conrad Callow is an ex-Superyacht Yachtie, RYA Powerboat Instructor & co-founder of Certified Superyacht Academy whom has been involved in training Superyacht Crew for the last 9 years. Certified is a well known Academy which was instrumental in developing the Superyacht Training Industry in South Africa.

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