Newfoundland costal ferry donated for mercy

She sailed for 11 years as the Good Samaritan, serving the Caribbean, Central America and South America. During that decade-plus, she carried cargo and personnel to the Pan-American games for the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1991, and became the first ship to legally sail between the United States and Cuba in 30 years.

In 1994, she underwent extensive renovations, including the addition of onboard operating rooms, and was renamed the Island Mercy. She was redeployed to the South Pacific where she served until 2001. To her crew, she was affectionately known as the “Little Giant.”

The Good Samaritan Specifications
Fleet Dates
1983-2001
Length
52.7m
Registered
Panama
Breadth
11.6m
Crew Capacity
80
Gross Tonnage
998
Main Engine
2 Crossley Diesels (1,100 bhp each)
Built
Canada, 1961
Draft
3.8m
Surveyed By
Lloyds