06 October 2017

Tanker Operator Helps Hospital Ship Charity Celebrate Awareness Day  

Mercy Ships Continues to Help Worlds Poorest People

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Shipping News Feature WORLDWIDE – Concordia Maritime helped celebrate Mercy Ships Cargo Day on October 4 for the second year. Ship owners, brokers, charterers, port agents and marine transport companies were invited to participate and make a contribution to helping some of the poorest people in the world. Concordia Maritime also contributed last year when Mercy Ships Cargo Day was launched for the first time. Kim Ullman, President of Concordia Maritime, said:

“Mercy Ships is a truly deserving organisation, which we know is doing a fantastic job to help many people in need. Mercy Ships Cargo Day is a commendable initiative and we are happy to be able to contribute to a good result so that more people can be provided with help.”

Mercy Ships is a charity organisation that provides surgeries, dental care and other qualified medical care free of charge for people in poor countries who have no access to necessary health and medical care. Since 1978, the organisation has treated more than 2.5 million patients. Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest private hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with five fully equipped operating rooms on board.

In addition to surgeries, Mercy Ships works closely with training programmes for nurses and doctors in the different host countries. In Cameroon, where the ship is currently stationed, Mercy Ships intends to provide more than 2,000 people in the local health and medical care services with mentorship, courses and other training.

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