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Photographer:Jacob Blondahl [View profile]Title:Island MercyAdded:Oct 03, 2009
Photo Category: Special Purpose Ships
Medical aid vessel M/V Island Mercy at anchor, Epi Island, Vanuatu, Late 1997.

Island Mercy was built in Canada in 1961 as the Petite Forte, a small cargo passenger ferry for Canadian National and served Newfoundland and Labrador until 1984.

Built: St.John Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. LTD, St. John, New Brunswick, Launched Oct. 1961
Ex: Petite Forte, 1961-1984
Ex: Good Samaritan, 1984-1994
Ex: Island Mercy, 1994-2001
Currently: Far East I

As the Good Samaritan and Island Mercy she was used as a medical aid/cargo vessel by the non-profit missionary organization Youth With A Mission and operated by both Mercy Ships and later Marine Reach throughout North, Central and South Amercia, Africa, Pretty near the whole South Pacific and into South East Aisa. She was an incredible little work horse and helped out hundreds of thousands of needy people during those years. In 2001 she was sold to the Philipines and is used as a training vessel by a navigation school based in Manila.

Please keep in Special Purpose Ships.(Admin DL)
Vessel Identification
Name:Far East I
Former name(s):
- Island Mercy (Until 2000 Apr)
- Good Samaritan (Until 1994 Jun)
- Petit Forte (Until 1961 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Training Ship
Gross tonnage:923 tons
Summer DWT:325 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Manila
Build year:1961
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Zelda Wynn on Mar 20, 2006 02:15 (12 years ago)
Hi Jacob, lovely to see your photo of the old hospital ship. She was replaced by [b]Pacific Link [/b]now doing the same work around the Pacific Islands.see my gallery for her picture
Regards Zelda
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