Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, one at a time.

Globally, 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery, leaving many to die every day from treatable causes. Safe medical care is something that is out of reach, so many are suffering across the globe.

Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, Mercy Ships, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, can provide surgeries for thousands of people with their floating hospitals. Since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978, over 2 million lives have been impacted through surgical care, medical training, and infrastructure development. They have completed over 100,000 surgical procedures and trained over 42,000 professionals in the areas they have served to create “a lasting legacy of healing.”

Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn all about Mercy Ships and opportunities to work on board. Hear from Angie Fadely, Vice President of Human Resources at Mercy Ships. Angie joined Mercy Ships in 1992, with her husband, Jon, and three children, after visiting the M/V Anastasis at the port of Houston in 1989. Her family served together onboard a few of Mercy Ships’ vessels, the M/V Good Samaritan and M/V Caribbean. In 2003, after 11 years of shipboard service, they moved ashore to join the team at the International Operations Center and Angie was asked to develop a recruiting team as Director of Recruitment and Career Development. After serving in this role for 8 years, she accepted the position of Vice President of Human Resources in June 2012.

To learn more about Mercy Ships, visit Contact Mercy Ships recruiters by emailing [email protected]. Information about volunteering can be found at To apply, find your next role at

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The Women Offshore Foundation is an online organization and resource center for a diverse workforce on the water. Its mission is to propel women into meaningful careers through access to a worldwide community and professional development resources, while raising awareness amongst industry leaders and decision makers about issues affecting women on the water. Contact Women Offshore today: [email protected].

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