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Pacific Ruby - IMO 5119777

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Photographer:Glenn Towler [View profile]Title:Pacific RubyAdded:May 19, 2005
Location:Hobart, Australia
Photo Category: Motor Yachts
This vessel was operated by Marine Reach a Divison ofthe Youth With a Misson organisation. Seen here berthed at Elizabeth Street Pier, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. This vessel spends her life going round the poorer pacific islands providing Dental, Eye and minor surgical services for free relying on donations to operate. The only paid people are ships basic crew entrusted with getting ship from Point a to b. Everyone else even the medical staff a volunteers. She has worked with Marine Reach for 6 years before being sold to an Australian Intrest. The group now operate another vessel called Pacific Link.
Vessel Identification
Name:Pacific Ruby
Former name(s):
- Otamak (Until 1992 Oct)
- Francoyse De Grace (Until 1982)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Yacht
Gross tonnage:381 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Belize City
Build year:1958
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Jacob Blondahl on Aug 15, 2005 02:30 (13 years ago)
Hey There Great photo. I'd just like to add one thing. Actually the whole crew, even the ship's crew, are unpaid volunteers who raise their own support to cover their costs etc. I worked as a deckhand (AB) on both their subsequent vessels, spending 16.5 months on the Island Mercy and 10 months on the Pacific Link. Although I did have to pay to cover my costs, ie. food etc, it was well worth it and has been unparalleled as an awesome life experience for me. I have lived in many places most other Canadians have never heard of. Check out or email me for more info if you're interested.
Matt Ruscher on Feb 28, 2005 22:20 (13 years ago)
thanks for the explaination, nice pic and interesting
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