Sunday, 31 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Below, getting drousy before the anaesthetics are given.
Below, after the surgery.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Tomorrow she's going to have surgery to make her "outey" an "inney" (ie umbilical hernia repair) in the Africa Mercy's hospital. We are so blessed to have top quality surgeons and anaesthetists living and operating in the same ship as us! Olly
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
...but not this one. Can you see this child-soldier's teddy rucksack? Surely one of the saddest things you've ever seen? Olly
Thursday, 21 May 2009
...but his right side has been ravaged by a neurofibroma (a bit like the one in the photo below).He came from Ivory Coast through Ghana and Togo to receive surgery on the ship, although the condition cannot be cured and is likely to grow again. He will be returning to the ship in late July for more surgery.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Hertz is a unit of frequency, defined as the number of cycles per second. In electrical terms, our appliances work on 110 or 220 volts at either 50hz or 60hz. So if you use an radio-alarm clock in the US which was designed to be used in the UK, it will gain time because of the difference in hertz (which controls the speed of the time). Likewise, we gain twenty minutes each day using our radio-alarm clock on the Africa Mercy, because the generators don't produce an even 50 or 60 hertz. It struck me in the middle of the night that this is worthy of blogging about, although in the cold light of day it seems slightly less interesting. Anyway, each night I re-set my alarm clock before I go to sleep, and every morning it goes off ten minutes earlier than it should do. Fascinating. Olly
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thanks, Murray, for the photo below from http://www.otal.com/liberia/. Olly
And thanks Don (one of the salvage team) for the photo above. He said the floated ship stinks like a sewer, but fortunately they've not seen any bodies (of drowned looters) amongst the mud yet. The ship will be towed to the Liberian port of Buchanon, where it will be cut up.