“Thank you, Tymor Marine”

The Africa Mercy with the Mercy Ships and Tymor Marine Logos

“Thank you, Tymor Marine”

How much weight can the Africa Mercy carry? It’s not something we regularly talk about, but ships always change their weight over their lifespan. From fresh paint and new equipment to maintenance, these seemingly little changes alter the weight of a vessel and can shift the centre of gravity slightly.

Determining how much weight the Africa Mercy can carry is essential for us to continue our vital work and ensure safe surgery is available for those who need it. That is why we’re delighted to have officially formalised an ongoing partnership with maritime technology and naval architecture consultancy, Tymor Marine.

Tymor has supported us since 2016, with significant gifts-in-kind, naval architecture and marine consultancy services. In the most recent package of support donated, Tymor’s leading maritime surveyors conducted a vital deadweight survey of the Africa Mercy.

The survey was undertaken whilst the vessel was on a maintenance break at the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and is an essential part of the service schedule that allows the Africa Mercy to operate for 10 months of the year.

Kevin Moran, director at Tymor Marine, said:

“Mercy Ships is a phenomenal organisation which transforms the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities for the better.

“The nature of the survey work we have donated over the years means you get to know the vessel and crew very well. It is always a privilege to learn more about the work they do and the people they have been able to help.

“We are delighted to be able to support the Mercy Ships mission with the expertise of the Tymor team. I have no doubt our relationship will continue to grow and evolve over the course of the coming years.”

Ciaran Holden, Senior Technical Superintendent for Mercy Ships said:

“Mercy Ships’ Marine Operations have worked with Tymor Marine on many projects over the years. Their donated support, friendship to us and our mission has been second to none.

“Thank you, Tymor Marine, for the solutions and expertise you have delivered for us. We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership in the coming years.”