WHO WE ARE
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 400 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 onboard..
For 43 years, Mercy Ships has consistently had 1-3 vessels in operation at any time. Currently, the Africa Mercy is the only Mercy Ship presently in operation, but this particular vessel has a greater capacity than all previous Mercy Ships combined. This larger capacity means a greater capacity for helping those in need, and Mercy Ships is committed to adding another ship to its fleet in the near future.