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MV YWAM PNG Sets Sail from Townsville to Port Moresby, Continuing its Lifesaving Mission

MV YWAM PNG Sets Sail from Townsville to Port Moresby, Continuing its Lifesaving Mission
image courtesy of YWAM MEDICAL SHIPS

The MV YWAM PNG, a locally based medical and training ship, is preparing to embark on a new chapter in its remarkable journey. After spending 12 months in Australian waters for maintenance and sale preparations, the vessel is set to sail from the Port of Townsville to Port Moresby in November.

With a commendable track record of providing over 2 million services in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the MV YWAM PNG aims to enhance its support to the PNG health system by replacing the current vessel with multiple smaller ones.

TOWNSVILLE’S UNWAVERING SUPPORT

Over the years, the Port of Townsville has been an invaluable home port for the MV YWAM PNG. Ken Mulligan, Managing Director of YWAM Medical Ships, said, “Townsville has been an amazing support, allowing our crew to have a much-needed reprieve during the COVID period.”

A TESTAMENT TO COLLABORATION AND SACRIFICE

The MV YWAM PNG has garnered support from PNG leaders, including Prime Minister James Marape, who commended the organization’s collaboration with government entities to deliver critical training and healthcare programs. The ship’s relocation to PNG for the cyclone season aligns with their ongoing commitment to outreach efforts.