Sunday, 13 May 2018

Global Mercy launched

The new Mercy Ship, M/V Global Mercy, has had its launching ceremony at the China Shipbuilding Corporation yard in Tianjin Xingang. At 37,000 tonnes, it is twice the size of the Africa Mercy! 

Ship building fascinates me: the new ship's hull was built in 5 sections (first photo), and then welded together in a dry dock, and then the superstructure was added. Second photo is of the pipework that goes into the engine room, and some of the tanks (either ballast, fuel, water etc tanks).

Third photo is of the completed ship. Now a long period of fitting out is ahead!