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Chief Eng. Gerhard Swart and Stew Stephanie Baum work on yachts, but recently both used their personal time to volunteer on the medical assistance vessel M/V Pacific Hope.

“This is yacht crew truly giving back,” said Capt. Marvin Wilson of many of his former yacht crew who have worked with the program. The ship most recently offered dental, ophthalmology and basic health care services to people in Dominica, a Caribbean island hard hit during the 2017 hurricane season.

“We saw 2,000 patients in 90 days,” Capt. Wilson said in August. “We open the doors and they line up. It’s sad, but it’s really good.”

The 180-foot ship has about 70 crew onboard, made up of officers, engineers, doctors, nurses, and volunteers from a variety of countries. The charity program is funded by donations.

To learn more about the program, visit www.mvpacifichope.org or email contact@www.mvpacifichope.org. To view and share these photos on Facebook, click here.

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