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Dry Dock - Canary Islands

Today the Africa Mercy will be lifted out of the water & pulled into a dry dock for her annual maintenance period. This year she will be looked after by our friends in a Shipyard in the Canary Islands.

On the same day in 2014 I was lucky enough to be asked to take some photos while the Ship was transported round to the lift & lifted on to dry land.

It was amazing to see a platform lift a 16,500 gross ton Ship out of the water!

Our Technical teams will be working around the clock to get the Ship ready for its next field service. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers.

Photos from 2014:




  • AllyJonesAllyJones Posts: 99

    A couple of photos borrowed from Johnny Mather, taken in the dry dock in the Canary Islands a couple of days ago:

    Captain John Borrow standing underneath the bow of the Africa Mercy

    The Africa Mercy, in all her glory, ready for some TLC
  • AllyJonesAllyJones Posts: 99
    And now, thanks to Josh Callow‍, a 30-second time-lapse of teh Africa Mercy being lifted out of the water!

    2017 AFM Dry Dock in 30 Seconds from Josh Callow on Vimeo.

  • sam-the-mansam-the-man Posts: 13

    I could not open the links to see the pictures of the dry dock

  • mitchelgmitchelg Engagement Coordinator Posts: 20 admin

    @sam-the-man Try this in a new browser window and see if it works.

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