Month: May 2009

  • God Speed Good Hope

        A little over a week after the commissioning service, the “Good Hope” was partially dismantled, turned on her side, and very, very carefully loaded into a container with all her attendant equipment for the long journey to Lake Malawi. She should arrive in August. We wish her, and all who use her, God…

  • Will your anchor hold?

      During his two week visit to Macduff Shipyards to familiarise himself with the marine ambulance and be present at its sea trials, Lovemore Mkandawire was not wasting any time. He was fascinated by the tools and machines around the yard and will take back to Malawi a new skill – gas welding. Taught by…

  • Marine Ambulance Commissioning Service

    On Saturday 2nd May, Rev David Randall, minister of Macduff Church, led the commissioning service for the new marine ambulance designed and built by Macduff Shipyards Ltd. As the day was cold and blustery, the first part of the service was held in the fish market next door to the shipyard, but as the crowd…