Our Ships

Floating Hospitals. Vessels of Hope.

Over half of the world’s population lives within 160 kilometres of a coastline, meaning Mercy Ships and its crew of volunteers can sail modern hospital ships to directly reach people across the globe who don’t have access to safe, affordable medical care. Our ships are state-of-the-art vessels with vital amenities, offering clean water, electricity, and care centres on board.

For 45 years, Mercy Ships has consistently had 1-3 vessels in operation at any time. Currently, the Africa Mercy and our new, purpose-built Global Mercy are in operation. The Global Mercy is now the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, a title previously held by the Africa Mercy.

The Mercy Ships Fleet

Global Mercy™

Africa Mercy

The Mercy Ships Fleet History


Caribbean Mercy

Island Mercy

The Mercy Ships Fleet Schedule

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Global Mercy Equipping Period
June 2023 – August 2023

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South Africa

Africa Mercy Refit Period
February 2023 – February 2024

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Sierra Leone

Global Mercy Field Service
August 2023 – July 2024

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Africa Mercy Field Service
February 2024 – December 2024

Please keep in mind these dates are included as part of our current schedule and
are subject to change based on unforseen circumstances.