Mercy Ships is a global charity organisation that provides free medical care for those in need. The organisation will soon more than double its capacity through the construction of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, with Stena RoRo engaged as project manager. Bryce Wagner, Executive Director of Mercy Ships Global, is proud of the cooperation with Stena and looks forward to seeing Atlantic Mercy* set sail.
“Since it was founded in 1978, Mercy Ships has operated its hospital ships across the globe for almost four decades. Placing a hospital on board a ship is an excellent way of providing high-quality facilities and medical treatment to as many recipients as possible, as the entire hospital can easily be moved from port to port. This means that Mercy Ships can reach people who would not otherwise have access to health and medical care, and can offer life-changing treatment and new hope to those who need it most.
We now look forward to more than double our capacity with the construction of the new hospital ship Atlantic Mercy. While previous hospital ships have been rebuilt from existing vessels, Atlantic Mercy is a new construction, specifically designed to accommodate a floating hospital. The ship will have a hospital that covers a total of 7,000 square metres, with six operating rooms, an intensive care clinic, a laboratory and space for 154 patients and over 600 employees. There will also be a school and childcare on board.
“We now look forward to more than double our capacity with the construction of the new hospital ship Atlantic Mercy.”
The construction of Atlantic Mercy is an international collaboration, with several shipping players working together to enable the vessel to be built. As project manager, Stena RoRo is a highly-valued partner that not only contributes with the design and ordering of the vessel, but also supports the project with its extensive knowledge and experience throughout the construction process. We are very grateful for Stena RoRo’s involvement in this fantastic project and look forward to seeing Atlantic Mercy launched during 2018”, says Bryce Wagner, Executive Director of Mercy Ships Global.
* Atlantic Mercy is the vessel’s working name