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m/v Africa Mercy

The Africa Mercy is 152 meters in length and weighs 16,572 GRT. After seven years in UK shipyards being renovated from a rail ferry into a hospital ship, she began her career as a Mercy Ship in 2007 in Liberia, West Africa. With six operating theatres and a 78-bed ward, the Africa Mercy is the world's largest charity hospital ship.


Length 152m
Breadth 23.7m
Gross Tonnage 16572
Built 1980, Elsinore, Denmark
Registered Malta
Capacity 474 berths
Cargo 1724 m3
Main Engines4 B&W (3120 kW each)
Draft 6,00m
Surveyed ByBureau Veritas

Itinerary (Updated November 2012)

AUGUST 21, 2012 - JUNE 2, 2013 - Field Service - Conakry, Guinea
JUNE 2 - JUNE 7, 2012 - Sailing to Canary Islands
JUNE 7 - JULY 20, 2012 - Las Palmas, Canary Islands
JULY 20 - 27, 2012 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
JULY 27 - AUGUST 9 - Sail to Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.

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