The Caribbean Mercy, deployed 1994 – retired 2006
Facilities & Features
Crew onboard the Caribbean Mercy offered close to 289,000 services, at a value of over $88 million and with 348,800 people as direct beneficiaries.
- Performed more than 7,000 surgeries such as cataract removal, strabismus, dental and orthopaedic procedures.
- Treated more than 54,300 people in village medical clinics.
Performed 18,200 dental treatments.
- Taught more than 1,500 local health-care workers, who have in turn trained many others in basic healthcare.
- Trained local medical professionals in modern health-care techniques to carry on after the ship’s departure.
- Delivered more than $1.7 million of medical equipment, hospital supplies and medicines.
- Completed more than 140 construction and agriculture projects including schools, clinics, orphanages and water wells.
The Caribbean Mercy visited 137 total ports in her 12-year history and conducted 56 field assignments in 13 nations: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Korea, China, Philippines, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Honduras and Belize.
During her first 42 years the ship only travelled within Norway. During her 12 years of service as a Mercy Ship, she visited 18 countries. In 2006 she was sold to a family foundation to be renovated.
|Length||80 m||Breadth||12,2 m|
|Gross Tonnage||2.125||Built||1925 Aalborg, Denmark|
|Cargo Capacity||688 m3||Main Engines||1 MAK diesel (3.670 BHP)|
|Draft||5.18 m||Surveyed By||Det Norske Veritas|
“I applaud the Mercy Ships in their efforts of transformational development as they make a lasting difference in a world of need"