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World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship, the Global Mercy®, Handed Over to Mercy Ships

“Many companies from around the globe have contributed to the ship’s completion, which is the first of its kind.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for Marine has supplied the complete locking system, comprising VingCard Signature with Zigbee radios for online connectivity and IP68 rated Remote Controllers.”

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World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship, the Global Mercy®, Handed Over to Mercy Ships

“Many companies from around the globe have contributed to the ship’s completion, which is the first of its kind.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for Marine has supplied the complete locking system, comprising VingCard Signature with Zigbee radios for online connectivity and IP68 rated Remote Controllers.”

The Hospital ships charity Mercy Ships has taken delivery of its first purpose-built new building. The MV Global Mercy® is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship and is a blend of hospital ship and Stena ferry.

With 12 decks, the MV Global Mercy is equipped with 6 operating theatres, 200 hospital beds, a full laboratory and simulation training areas. The ship is expected to operate for 40 to 50 years.

The decision to construct a new vessel was taken in 2007, contracts signed in 2013 and the keel laid in 2015. The vessel was built at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China and after sea trials were successfully completed in late April this year, the vessel was handed over in June to Mercy Ships. It then sailed to the Port of Antwerp in Belgium for final outfitting to be completed, including the installation of medical equipment and IT systems, as well as stocking with supplies in Rotterdam. The MV Global Mercy will then sail to Africa for commissioning in Dakar, Senegal, followed by its first field service from early 2022.

Many companies from around the globe have contributed to the ship’s completion, which is a first of its kind.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for Marine has supplied the complete locking system, comprising VingCard Signature with Zigbee radios for online connectivity and IP68 rated Remote Controllers.

The first part of commissioning the locking system was carried out in China by Marine’s Singapore office Service Engineers and the final commissioning will be carried out in Europe when the network is up and running, which is scheduled for the end of November. Meanwhile Marine’s Service Engineers from Norway have been onboard in Antwerp for training, which has gone very well.

The Hospital ships charity Mercy Ships has taken delivery of its first purpose-built new building. The MV Global Mercy® is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship and is a blend of hospital ship and Stena ferry.

With 12 decks, the MV Global Mercy is equipped with 6 operating theatres, 200 hospital beds, a full laboratory and simulation training areas. The ship is expected to operate for 40 to 50 years.

The decision to construct a new vessel was taken in 2007, contracts signed in 2013 and the keel laid in 2015. The vessel was built at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China and after sea trials were successfully completed in late April this year, the vessel was handed over in June to Mercy Ships. It then sailed to the Port of Antwerp in Belgium for final outfitting to be completed, including the installation of medical equipment and IT systems, as well as stocking with supplies in Rotterdam. The MV Global Mercy will then sail to Africa for commissioning in Dakar, Senegal, followed by its first field service from early 2022.

Many companies from around the globe have contributed to the ship’s completion, which is a first of its kind.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for Marine has supplied the complete locking system, comprising VingCard Signature with Zigbee radios for online connectivity and IP68 rated Remote Controllers.

The first part of commissioning the locking system was carried out in China by Marine’s Singapore office Service Engineers and the final commissioning will be carried out in Europe when the network is up and running, which is scheduled for the end of November. Meanwhile Marine’s Service Engineers from Norway have been onboard in Antwerp for training, which has gone very well.

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Let us build a joint program that helps you as a company achieve some of your goals. Plus, employees have the chance to get involved with Mercy Ships!
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PartnerSHIPS

Mercy Ships relies on many partners that support us with donated products to support our programs. Please contact us if your company is interested in supporting us in this way.
PARTNER WITH US

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Your financial support helps our state-of-the-art hospital ship bring free, first-rate medical care to children and families living in extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Join our crew and use your skills to make a difference on the other side of the world! Mercy Ships needs volunteers in an array of fields to be successful. Find your place onboard today!
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