• By 1300 SMILES
  • March 23, 2017

We have some very exciting news to share with you!

YWAM Medical Ships has just acquired another ship for Papua New Guinea, the MV l’Astrolabe.

The 65 metre vessel has been serving in Antarctica as a scientific research vessel for the last number of years, and will soon be re-purposed as a medical and training ship for PNG. To think that this ship will go from breaking ice to working in the tropics helping to save lives and strengthen communities, quite amazing!

The MV l’Astrolable is currently making its way up to Townsville from Hobart, and is due to arrive on Friday.

The operations of the vessel will be a collaborative effort between YWAM teams in Norway, Kona – Hawaii, Townsville, Newcastle, New Zealand, Singapore and PNG.

This is an exciting expansion that will have a direct impact on thousands of lives. We thank you for the support that you’ve extended to YWAM Medical Ships that has helped lead us to this amazing milestone!

More information on the vessel is included below.

With gratitude,

From Antarctica to the Tropics – A New Ship for PNG

The MV l’Astrolabe (soon to be renamed the MV YWAM Liberty!) will be the fourth vessel to be deployed by YWAM Medical Ships into PNG.

The MV l’Astrolabe’s large cargo capacity and helideck will enable YWAM to deliver supplies and access even more remote areas via helicopter. Read more about YWAM’s newest medical ship!

Successful maiden voyage to Tewae Siassi District

In partnership with Morobe Provincial Health, the MV YWAM PNG and her team of volunteers delivered healthcare and training to over 4,000 patients in 23 villages! Click here for a snapshot.

Empowering PNG’s Health Workforce | Meet our Volunteers

Hear from three Papua New Guinean health professionals as they share about their recent volunteering experience on board the MV YWAM PNGClick here to watch the video!

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