Apr 04, 2019

A New Ship

Nick Cizej featured, Fleet Support, Global, News

On March 11, 2019, an amazing vessel was giftedby the owners and operators of Stoney Creek Shipping in Tauranga, New Zealand. This vessel is perfectly suited to serve the isolated islands of the Pacific and was in operation until December 2018 serving Pitcairn Island and surrounding locations under contract to the British Government. Stoney Creek Shipping Ltd has been most generous with the donation of the ship, including fuel in her tanks at the time of transition. This vessel opens a new season for New …

Apr 04, 2017

YWAM Ships Thanks Governor Muthuvel for His Support

Jaime Gomez Fleet Support, News

West New Britain Governor, Honourable Sasindran Muthuvel, presented a cheque for 500,000 PGK to YWAM Medical Ships today on behalf of the West New Britain Provincial Government. The cheque is a fulfillment of a pledge toward operational expenses for YWAM’s training and medical ship, the MV Pacific Link. The MV Pacific Link will sail to West New Britain for the first time early next month. The vessel will spend five months in the province, delivering healthcare and training to remote communities in collaboration with provincial …

Mar 15, 2017

L’Astrolabe Is Set To Join YWAM Ships Fleet

Jaime Gomez Fleet Support, Global, Medical, Needs, News, Uncategorized

The future got significantly brighter today because of the acquisition of another ship, L’Astrolabe, and the fact that YWAM Norway has elected to join us collaboratively in our work. YWAM Norway will join YWAM Ships Kona with the vessel the m/v L’Astrolabe (read more about her new name here). This will be a tremendous boost to our ability to reach the 293 populated islands of Papua New Guinea with God’s love, and mark the beginning of a new season as we build strength together along …

Mar 09, 2017 l'Astrolabe

Partner With Us

Admin Ships Fleet Support, Global, Medical, Needs, News, Uncategorized

Here at YWAM Ships Kona we have some incredibly exciting news! We can hardly believe what has been unfolding over the last few weeks. We are all pleased to announce that we have been gifted an amazing vessel to join our fleet of medical ships! P&O Maritime reached out to our partner base YWAM Medical Ships Townsville and alerted them to the fact that the L’Astrolabe, a scientific research and supply vessel, was being retired. The Townsville team met and secured the vessel, and in a beautiful act …

Apr 16, 2016

YWAM Ships and the University of the Nations – TWINS!

brettcurtis Fleet Support, Global

YWAM Ships and the University of the Nations – TWINS! YWAM has 22 vessels reaching the some of the most remote and isolated places on earth. In collaboration with the University of the Nations (UofN) field assignment teams they work together to bring the love of God and improve the quality of life for those they reach. The fleet ranges from small cruise ships, river to boats and deep-sea yachts all working in a cyclical pattern within their region. Some go out for two weeks at a time, …

Feb 24, 2016

Gas Her Up!

Nick Cizej Fleet Support, Needs

We are off to a remarkable start in Papua New Guinea having served now in Madang, the nearest launching point to many isolated islands, and on Karkar Island. We are currently on Bagabag Island, a location where no known medical or dental teams have been in decades according to Dr Vincent Atua from the Madang hospital. For those of us in Kona and Orange County communicating, sending containers of supplies, training and recruiting volunteers to crew the ship, we can’t wait to receive each report …

May 24, 2015

Outpost Panama Gets New Panga Boat

brettcurtis Fleet Support, News

New Panga Boat Delivered A brand new boat has just been gifted by students and a group of their friends connected with our 2015 Justice DTS. The Panga boat will be used for ministering in and around the Ngobe Indian tribes close to our jungle base, Outpost Panama. The students and friends all pitched in to make this happen and had it built locally. This will help our YWAMers just like a new van would bless any YWAM Center. The only way to access Outpost Panama is by water so …

Mar 14, 2015

Team Needed Now On Pacific Link In Townsville

brettcurtis Fleet Support, Needs, News

Between now and September we will be getting the m/v PACIFIC LINK ready for deployment from Townsville, Australia.  She will be commissioned at the YWAM Global Gathering September 14-16, 2015. We would like to get a team of 6-8 on board now. If you are available to volunteer, anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months, please let us know by clicking the volunteer button below. Interested in knowing more? Contact us. We’d love to chat!

Mar 11, 2015

YWAM Ships Panama Receives Grand Banks Boat From Canada

brettcurtis Fleet Support, News

One year after the gift of an 8-acre property in the jungle, YWAM Ships Panama has been gifted a vessel for its work among the tribes.  A family from Vancouver has graciously donated a Grand Banks motor yacht for use among the Ngobe Indians of Panama. This is such an encouragement after having to make a safety call to remove the former ship, the s/y EL ENCUENTRO, from service. We have decided to continue the name and will call this new vessel m/v EL ENCUENTRO, …

Mar 07, 2015

YWAM Australia Gifts Pacific Link

brettcurtis Fleet Support, Needs

YWAM Medical Ships Australia announced today that the MV Pacific Link, the Townsville-based training and medical ship that has served Papua New Guinea since 2010 is being gifted to YWAM Ships Kona to provide further services in the Pacific. Ken Mulligan, Director of YWAM Medical Ships Australia, said he was incredibly humbled by these events and very thankful that the Pacific Link could be gifted at such an important time of need. “We’ve been considering what to do with the m/v PACIFIC LINK since the acquisition of our …

Mar 05, 2015

Good News for the Marshall Islands

brettcurtis Fleet Support, News

Good news for the Marshall Islands!  YWAM Ships in Kona will be sending a 57-foot ketch named s/y CLOUD NINE, the first vessel to join the partnerSHIPS fleet©, to the Marshall Islands on April 10, 2015. This is welcome news since the mission’s vessel s/y HAWAII ALOHA grounded off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii on January 3rd of this year. She was one of six vessels that grounded during that winter storm and resulting in a total loss for the mission. At …

Jan 03, 2015

Emergency Update #2

brettcurtis Fleet Support, News

Statement from YWAM Ships Kona For immediate release January 3, 2015 We remain devastated at today’s harrowing events and our primary concern is missing Hawai’i Aloha crew member Aaron Bremner. Staff, friends and family are waiting to embrace his mother as she arrives to the Island tonight and will join her as the search continues tomorrow. All of our thoughts, prayers and concerns are with Aaron right now as we hold onto hope that he may still be alive. Please join us in prayer for …