UK Support Team Checks Africa's Oldest Motor Ship Refit

Press Release
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
'Chancy Maples': Photo credit Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

The 'Chauncy Maples' is being renovated to bring health care to one of the poorest communites in the world, Malawi.

Members of the Chauncy Maples team recently took a trip to Malawi and visited remote villages, watched welders at work on the ship in Monkey Bay and made a pilgrimage to the final resting place of Bishop Chauncy Maples, in Nkhotakota.

Moored on Lake Malawi, the steamer Chauncy Maples, was built in Glasgow in 1899. Designed as a clinic ship, she has not sailed for a decade. This project plans to renovate her as a floating clinic. The on-board nursing team will provide treatment for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, measles and HIV/AIDS. Other vital services will include ante-natal and maternity care, simple operations, dental care, child immunisation, family-planning and advice on safe sex.

More than 50% of Malawi's 13 million people live in poverty, with an income of less than 75 pence or US$1 per day. The under-five death rate is 111 per 1,000 live births – 20 times worse than that in Europe or America. There is only one doctor in Malawi for every 52,000 people. Malawians who live along the lake have little or no access to medical care. Sick people can’t work; sick children can’t attend school.

Since the 'Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust' was registered in 2009, it has raised over £1 million, much of this through the generosity of its sponsor Thomas Miller, but still needs a further £1 million to complete the project.
 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include

TDDCL Seeks Input for New Repair Yard

Trinidad Dry Dock Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain; company requests Expressions of Interest for Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical

NORDEN CEO: Bulk Market Challenges to Continue

Klaus Nyborg, interim CEO at Denmark-based dry bulk and product tanker shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, expects difficult dry cargo market conditions

Ship Repair & Conversion

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include

Washington State Ferry Tacoma Returns to Service

Washington State Ferry M/V Tacoma will return to work on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route starting March 28 after suffering electrical damage last summer.   The

TDDCL Seeks Input for New Repair Yard

Trinidad Dry Dock Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain; company requests Expressions of Interest for Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical

History

Steady Growth Reported by the Swedish Club

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where

Holland America Line Ships Score 100

On recent routine United States Public Health inspections (USPHI) conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam,

Working Harbor Committee to Screen "Liemba!"

The Working Harbor Committee is presenting a screening of the documentary film "Liemba!" on Tuesday, March 31 at the Community Church of NY. The screening will

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2384 sec (4 req/sec)