RR will provide equipment aboard the Africa Mercy, access to training facilities, financial support

African-mercyRolls-Royce announced support for Mercy Ships, an international charity with the mission to increase global access to healthcare through a fleet of hospital ships.Rolls-Royce will provide a comprehensive service offering for the equipment aboard theAfrica Mercy, as well as access to world-classRolls-Roycetraining facilities and direct financial support.

Mercy Ships bring free, quality medical care to the poorest nations of the world using their unique converted ferryAfrica Mercy. The largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, her features include five operating theatres and 82 patient beds with an annual capacity of approximately 7,000 surgical procedures. Through 578 port visits in 70 nations, Mercy Ships have touched more than 2.4 million patients, including over 67,000 life-changing surgeries.

This partnership withRolls-Roycewill help to ensure the continued, uninterrupted operation ofAfrica Mercy. Andy Marsh,Rolls-Royce, President of Marine Services, said: "Rolls-Royce are honoured and excited to support the mission of Mercy Ships and see this partnership as an opportunity forRolls-Royceto use our marine equipment expertise and dedicated people to enhance the tremendous work Mercy Ships performs in caring for the underprivileged around the globe."

Russ Holmes, Mercy Ships Director of Corporate Relations, said: "Partnering withRolls-Royce provides us the opportunity to keep our hospital ship, Africa Mercy maintained to the highest standard so that we can continue providing healthcare to the poorest of the poor. It also gives Rolls-Royceemployees the chance to be a part of what we do. We are so thankful for their support."

Rolls-Royceis committed to making a positive difference to the communities in which it operates, enabling its vision of 'Better Power for a Changing World'.

Source: Rolls- Royce