An Industry That Gives Back
The Shipping Industry is an industry that is passionate about giving back. Whether this be environmentally or by helping others. Mercy Ships is just one example of how the shipping industry puts in a great amount of effort to change the world one life at a time!
The organization was founded in 1978 by Don Stephens and has a mission to use hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, one at a time.
Why a ship?
A ship is the most efficient platform to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to regions where clean water, electricity, medical facilities and personnel is limited or nonexistent. And, because more than 50% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of the coast, Mercy Ships can reach more people who need care.
Mercy Ships is now celebrating its 100,000th surgical procedure by medical volunteers onboard its charity hospital ships!