Photos of my cabin on the Africa Mercy – soon to become my new home. More pictures to follow after I get there. I’m currently packing my belongings in preparations to go next month.
Here are some specifications of the M/V Africa Mercy:
Gross Tonnage: 16071
Built: 1980, Denmark
Capacity: Approximately 480 berths
Cargo Capacity: To be determined
Main Engines: 6 B&W (3120 kW each)
Surveyed By: Bureau Veritas
Just wanted to give you a heads up that the Beyond Tomorrow program on the Africa Mercy which aired in Australia in October has been sold to Discovery Science Channel in the US and Canada…Here are some tentative air dates (subject to change) so you may want to keep an eye out for these on your local listings in the USA and Canada so you can alert folks to watch with a web alert, let alumni know etc. etc…Their website hasn’t rolled over to the exact dates yet but should soon.
BEYOND TOMORROW program airs in the USA:Feb 1, 2 & 5 – The Africa Mercy will be featured in Episode 17 on the Beyond Tomorrow Series, Discovery Science Channel USShortcut to:http://science.discovery.com/schedule/series.jsp?series=115556&gid=0&channel
BEYOND TOMORROW airs in CANADA:At this point, Episode 17 looks to be aired April 27 on Discovery Science Canada 8pm and 11pm EThttp://discoverychannel.ca/on_tv/releases/beyond/
Recommendation of the movie, End of the Spear, which should be released late January ’06. The theatrical motion picture End of the Spear is from the true story of the Waodani tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon who killed five missionaries in 1956 – 50 years ago today. Micaye was one of the Waodani warriors who speared the men, including Steve Saint’s father Nate. Before Nate Saint makes his last flight to the Waodani his son Steve asks him, “If the Waodani attack, will you defend yourself? Will you use your guns? His father answers, ‘Son, we can’t shoot the Waodani. They’re not ready for heaven, we are.” Rated PG-13 due to the violence. Go and see and experience the story. For more information, visit www.endofthespear.com .