Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Once these mooring lines are off the ship will be on her way to SEA TRIALS!
In the background you can see the red cards in the rack....these are the cards for the crew onboard for sea trials. Phil later gathered them up as the ship headed out down the river!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
As we are packing up the Business Centre, Rahel takes down the map of Britain and Ireland as Cindy shows the map of Africa that has long hung up in the office! We're moving the office on board the Africa Mercy in preparation for moving the ship out of the shipyard to Blyth and then on to Liberia!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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This movie was posted by Pat Matas on YouTube.com. Thanks for sharing Pat!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
(right: Picture of Laurence - Before)
In June 2006, Laurence heard about a floating hospital coming to Ghana. Believing he had dental problems, Mercy Ships gave Laurence an appointment to visit the mobile dental team.
Mercy Ships dentist, Keith Chapman continues the tale, describing his own initial frustration at not being able to find the root of Laurence’s pain. Gradually beginning to piece the information together, Keith performed additional x-rays. It was then that his suspicion of a foreign object was confirmed. It only took a local anaesthetic and a short half-hour procedure before the cause of irritation was laid visible to the naked eye.
Laurence relates, "Mercy Ships have done a great job. Should Mercy Ships not have come to Ghana what would have been my fate? I couldn’t have peace of mind or work. As I used to teach, offensive odor would come out of my mouth and I couldn’t touch a woman. It has been a very big problem for me. But now it is very, very fantastic. For the past 18 years this knife has been in my body, but now it has gone and I am praising God very, very much."
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Chief Engineer, Ciaran (in blue) and 2nd Engineer, Andy (in red) await the word from Capt. Jurryan to start the main engines during basin trials! A couple weeks ago, the technical crew had basin trials to become more familiar with all of the systems running at the same time. During surveys and testing, each system is tested individually and commissioned, however, during normal operations the systems are all running as they are needed. As we prepare for sea trials, hopefully in a few weeks, the technical crew is now gearing up and becoming more familiar with the ship in normal operational mode!
To read more about the systems being tested and completed, please click here. Included in the article is a Thank you to Rotary! and a new system being installed on the Anastasis to catalog the library books prior to moving them on board the Africa Mercy!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
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