A sailing hospital. A vessel of hope.
Our ships are state-of-the-art facilities that offer clean water, reliable electricity and care centers. Because over 50% of the population lives within 100 miles of the coast, we’re able to sail a modern hospital ship with a crew of 400 volunteers directly to people who lack access to first-rate medical care.
Where we’re working
Country Arrival Departure
Guinea August, 2018 June, 2019
Senegal August, 2019 June, 2020
Liberia August, 2020 June, 2021
Introducing the Global Mercy!
We are thrilled to officially introduce our new ship — the Global Mercy! This new addition to our fleet, the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship, enables us to provide even more free surgeries and medical training than ever before. Adding this new ship to the Mercy Ships fleet will more than double our capacity, extending the reach of safe surgery even further!
At any given time during its nearly 40-year history, Mercy Ships has had between 1 and 3 ships in service. Currently, the Africa Mercy is the only Mercy Ship in service, but it represents greater capacity than all prior hospital ships combined. Since the deployment of the Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships has been committed to adding another ship to the fleet.
Dates: 2007 - present
Meet our dedicated volunteers
Meet the devoted people who help ensure we run the tightest of shipsmeet our crew