We are happy to report that after a three day sail, the YWAM Medical Ship and crew arrived safely in Port Moresby last week on Saturday, 5 March. The crew was up late Sunday night, watching the ship being pulled out of the water at the dock yard of Motukea Island to begin the dry docking process. The hull of our ship is now being sand-blasted, stripped and re-painted as a part of the standard maintenance required to operate a ship. What a sight to see the Pacific Link out of the water!!
Excitement is beginning to rise here in Australia and in Papua New Guinea as we get closer and closer to the starting date of our outreaches for 2011! Outreach #1 begins on 31 March…just two weeks away! Our ship team in Townsville is working around the clock to have everything prepared and to recruit the volunteers still needed for each of the eight outreaches this year.
Are you a marine or medical professional that would like to come on board this year? If so, we need you!
Do you know marine or medical professionals that may not know about us? If so, send them our way!
Additional marine crew (engineers, first and second mate, etc.) are needed to see the ship sail to each outreach location. In addition, more medical professionals (optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, doctors, nurses, etc.) are still needed to fill up our teams for each of the outreaches. We want to have a ship full of people ready to serve the beautiful people of Papua New Guinea!
See you soon!