Global Mercy® Ship Inches Closer to Setting Sail in 2022

The ship is now being equipped with NEC technology which will aid in its efforts to provide essential healthcare in Africa

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#avtweepsSharp NEC Display Solutions, a global leader in the projector and display market, shares in the excitement of the anticipated launch of the Global Mercy®, the newest vessel from Mercy Ships. Sharp/NEC first joined forces with Mercy Ships through an equipment donation in 2017, which included the latest in large format displays, computer monitors, and projectors. Now armed with vital equipment that will aid in its mission, the ship has arrived in Antwerp, Belgium where the equipping and installation of communication and healthcare technology is taking place.

Mercy Ships is an international faith-based organization that uses hospital ships to perform life-changing surgeries and seeks to help build long-term healthcare capacity and systems in the nations it serves. The Global Mercy is the world’s largest civilian-owned purpose-built hospital ship, with the ability to more than double the surgical and training abilities of Mercy Ships, and is designed to carry out world-class, transformative medical care.

In addition to monitors and projectors to be installed throughout the ship, Sharp/NEC’s equipment donation also included a wall of displays in the simulation training room, a tool that will assist in providing essential education for nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers around the world.

In the summer of 2021, representatives from Mercy Ships celebrated the transfer of the newly constructed hospital ship from shipyard to owners. A significant milestone for Mercy Ships, this event marked the end of the ship’s construction and its readiness to sail onward to the equipping phase. Once fully equipped, the Global Mercy will set to sail to its first stop in Senegal in early 2022.

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About Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. is the leading global provider of professional and commercial visual technology and digital signage solutions, wholly owned by Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Sharp NEC Display offers one of the broadest visual solutions portfolios in the industry, innovating in LCD displays, lamp and laser projectors, dvLED, 8K and 5G technology, collaboration solutions, calibration tools, IoT and AI driven analytics. Sharp NEC Display is a trusted name and a total solutions provider with strong ties to industry partners, and has a reputation for quality, reliability, and industry-leading customer support with a range of professional service offerings. Serving a wide variety of markets, the organization’s expertise spans retail, enterprise, education, entertainment, transportation, energy and utility, and more. For more information, please visit Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people. Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 60 nations, with an average of over 1200 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information click on


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