The First Mercy Ships Officer Is Serving Aboard a Costa Ship

As part of the joint volunteer program announced in 2017 between Mercy Ships and Costa Group, the first crewmember from Africa Mercy recently embarked on Costa neoRomantica.

Rodrigo Souza Fraga, a 38-year-old from Spain, joined Costa neoRomantica as a 3rd officer to gain sea service and experience. Reporting to the ship’s officer on watch, Souza serves as a member of the bridge staff, fulfilling navigation and watch-keeping duties.

Souza is a 2nd officer on Africa Mercy, the largest non-governmental … Read the rest

First Costa Group Volunteer Onboard Africa Mercy

Mercy Ships and Costa Group have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program supporting the hospital ship, Africa Mercy. For a total of four months, the first Costa Group volunteer Tomislav Zubovic will serve as an engineer onboard to support the ship’s staff and share his seafaring experiences gained with companies such as AIDA Cruises.

Michael Thamm, Group CEO of Costa Group & Carnival Asia, is thrilled about the quick results … Read the rest