Hospital ships charity Mercy Ships has taken delivery of its first purpose-built newbuilding at a handover ceremony at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard where it was built.

The delivery of the 37,000-gt Global Mercy was celebrated in the presence of representatives from Mercy Ships and project managers from Stena RoRo, together with shipyard management, joined by a remote audience of Mercy Ships staff and crew from around the world.

The ribbon for the world’s largest civilian hospital ship was cut by Yini Olsson after the vessel’s recent successful completion of sea trials.