PH Red Cross unwraps humanitarian ship

PH Red Cross unwraps humanitarian ship

Senator Win Gatchalian joins the Philippine Red Cross in celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May 2017 in an event that introduced to the public the world’s only Red Cross humanitarian ship, at the Philippine Navy headquarters by the Manila Bay. Gatchalian, who is also a member of the Red Cross board of governors, is met by Rear Adm. Allan Ferdinand V. Cusi; Philippine Navy Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); Sen. Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO; Kari Isomaa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Head of Delegation; and Wolde-Gabriel Saugeron, International Committee of Red Cross Deputy Head of Delegation. The humanitarian ship has been officially named M/V Amazing Grace prior to its grand launching and commissioning on May 9. The vessel will complement Red Cross’ logistics line up and can be used on various modes of service. The twin-hauled catamaran roll on-roll off 195-foot vessel can be able to carry 6×6 trucks, ambulances and relief goods, has space for up to 120 passengers, 20 vehicles and has a 35-ton overall freight capacity. It was originally designed by the US Navy as a landing craft to transport military equipment like battle tanks. The ship will be manned by a six-member crew from Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific upon an agreement with the Red Cross.

 

MANILA, Philippines – The M/V Amazing Grace, a 195-foot twin-hauled catamaran roll on-roll off vessel owned by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is docked at the Philippine Navy Headquarters by the Manila Bay, 8 May 2017 for its formal public introduction by PRC officials. The vessel can carry 6×6 trucks, ambulances and relief goods; has space for up to 120 passengers, 20 vehicles; and has a 35-ton overall freight capacity. The vessel will complement Red Cross logistics line up and can be used on various modes of service. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Win Gatchalian speaks with Sen. Richard Gordon (center), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and CEO and Rear Adm. Allan Ferdinand V. Cusi (right), Philippine Navy Chief of Naval Staff at the Philippine Navy headquarters by the Manila Bay during the formal public introduction of PRC’s first humanitarian sea vessel, the twin-hauled M/V Amazing Grace, 8 May 2017. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Rear Adm. Allan Ferdinand V. Cusi, Philippine Navy Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) gives Senator Win Gatchalian (right) and Sen. Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and CEO after their meeting during the formal public introduction of PRC’s first humanitarian sea vessel, the twin-hauled M/V Amazing Grace, 8 May 2017. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Win Gatchalian listens to Capt. Rodolfo Raz of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific as he describes the features of the M/V Amazing Grace, the Philippine Red Cross first humanitarian sea vessel, the first of its kind in the world, during a press conference at the Philippine Navy headquarters, 8 May 2017. The ship will be manned by a six-member crew from the academy upon an agreement with the Red Cross. The facility will complement Red Cross logistics line up and can be used on various modes of service. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Win Gatchalian, a member also of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) board of governors, poses by the M/V Amazing Grace, the PRC’s first humanitarian sea vessel, as it is docked at the Philippine Navy headquarters, 8 May 2017. PRC acquired the US Navy-designed vessel in acquired in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, American Red Cross, British Red Cross, German Red Cross and Japanese Red Cross. The facility will complement logistics line up of the PRC and can be used on various modes of service. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Red Cross water search and rescue (WASAR) personnel prepares to paddle around the M/V Amazing Grace, a 195-foot twin-hauled humanitarian ship as it is docked at the Philippine Navy Headquarters by the Manila Bay, 8 May 2017 for its formal public introduction. The ship was originally designed by the US Navy as a landing craft to transport military equipment like battle tanks but can now be used on various modes of service by the Philippine Red Cross. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – The M/V Amazing Grace, a 195-foot twin-hauled catamaran roll on roll off vessel owned by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is docked at the Philippine Navy Headquarters by the Manila Bay, 8 May 2017 for its formal public introduction. The vessel can carry 6×6 trucks, ambulances and relief goods; has space for up to 120 passengers, 20 vehicles; and has a 35-ton overall freight capacity. The ship was originally designed by the US Navy as a landing craft to transport military equipment like battle tanks but can now be used on various modes of service by the Philippine Red Cross. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Win Gatchalian joins the Philippine Red Cross in celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May 2017 in an event that introduced to the public the world’s only Red Cross humanitarian ship, at the Philippine Navy headquarters by the Manila Bay.
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Governor and Senator Win Gatchalian joins the PRC in celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May 2017 in an event to introuce to the public the world’s only Red Cross humanitarian ship, at the Philippine Navy headquarters by the Manila Bay. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN