19 Oct 2017

Medical ship completes six month service to Vanuatu

From , 5:02 am on 19 October 2017

A New Zealand-based medical ship found itself in the right place at the right time in Vanuatu this month to help evacuate people from the island of Ambae.

The MV Pacific Hope transported the elderly as well as women and children away from the island's erupting volcano.

The vessel which provides dental and eye care to people in remote areas was on a six month trip to Vanuatu.

Sela Jane Hopgood spoke with David Cowie the chief executive of the faith-based charity Marine Reach, which operates the ship.