In a two part series, learn even more about Mercy Ships and how they save live across the globe.

Last episode, we introduced you to Mercy Ships, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that provides 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 even more about Mercy Ships and opportunities to work on board. Hear from Captain Kathy Shankle, who joined Mercy Ships in June 1986 and is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy. She shares sea stories from her decades of working at sea and how she dedicated most of her career to serving aboard Mercy Ships’ vessels.

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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