Newcastle Herald: YWAM Ships Newcastle to open up the deck of s/v Ruach to the public on Saturday at Queens Wharf

The following article was published on the Newcastle Herald on November 3rd, 2018.   “SAILING vessel Ruach will have an open gangplank on Saturday, offering the public free tours of the Youth With A Mission medical ship at Queens...

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Newcastle Herald: Charity Ship Returns to Newcastle Harbour After PNG Mission

The following article was published on the Newcastle Herald on July 6th, 2018. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers, Newcastle Herald   “Youth With A Mission charity ship, the s/v Ruach, has returned to its home port of Newcastle Harbour following...

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NBN News: The Ruach Returns To Newcastle After Medical Mission

The following article was published on NBN News on July 6th, 2018. “Last year, they set sail on a medical mission to the Pacific region – and today, the crew of the Ruach returned to Newcastle, mission accomplished. The volunteers with...

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Newcastle Herald: Youth with a Mission charity ship – s/v Ruach – to return from ‘critical’ work in Papua New Guinea next month

The following article was published on the Newcastle Herald on May 19th, 2018. “Newcastle-based charity ship – s/v Ruach – will return from its stint in Papua New Guinea next month hoping to garner the support of the Hunter ahead of...

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YWAM Ships Newcastle Completes First Aid Training in PNG

Since October 2017, YWAM Ships Newcastle fully engaged in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) via its vessel, the s/v Ruach. Since then, the diverse professionals started to provide training – whether sail, educational or medical...

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Marine Volunteer Resigns Job To Continue Work In PNG

YWAM Ships Newcastle has been operating the s/v Ruach in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea since mid October, 2017. During that time we have been engaging with leaders at both a provincial and national level to determine where our...

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First Stages of s/v Ruach’s Deployment in Alotau, Papua New Guinea

The s/v Ruach arrived in Newcastle at the beginning of 2017 after sailing more than 14,000 nautical miles from Germany. The vessel was then docked for refit preparing for Papua New Guinea until September, before making her maiden voyage to Alotau,...

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YWAM Ship, s/v Ruach, Completes Maiden Voyage To PNG

The s/v Ruach arrived safely in Alotau, Papua New Guinea at 10 am, Saturday 21st October 2017 after a successful maiden voyage. After sailing 14,000 nautical miles from Germany to Australia last year, the s/v Ruach’s arrival in Alotau is a huge...

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Goodbye Townsville, Hello Alotau!

The s/y Ruach will arrive in Alotau, Papua New Guinea on Saturday 21st October at 10:00 am local time. The vessel departed Townsville on Saturday, October 7th after docking for maintenance, before continuing north on her maiden voyage to PNG. YWAM...

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Townsville Bulletin: New Ship On Course For Aid Mission

A SAILING ship redesigned to deliver primary health care services is preparing to leave Townsville for Papua New Guinea. The Youth With a Mission (YWAM) ship Ruach travelled from its Newcastle base to Townsville where it has been preparing for...

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Newcastle Herald: Medical Mission Sails For PNG

The following article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 13th September 2017. Photo: Simone De Peak, Newcastle Herald Ruach Leaves Newcastle for Papua New Guinea A SHIP designed to deliver primary health care, dentistry and other services in...

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Medical Vessel Deploys From Newcastle To PNG

The s/y Ruach is scheduled to depart on Wednesday, September 13th, at 11:15 am from Queen’s Wharf to sail to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to deliver vital health care services to remote areas of the country. YWAM Ships Newcastle plans to deliver primary...

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Medical Vessel Deploying Soon to Papua New Guinea

Our team here at YWAM Ships Newcastle have been able to take the s/y Ruach out for open sea trials on multiple occasions over the past two weeks. During these trials we discovered that the MF-HF Radio had malfunctioned, as well as the sewage system....

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Newcastle Herald: Charity Gets Key To City Before PNG Mission | Video

The following article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 23rd August, 2017. ...

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NBN News: Medical Outreach Ship Receives Newcastle’s Highest Honour | Video

The following was aired on NBN News on 23.08.17 https://www.ywamshipsnewcastle.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/NBN-NEWS-RUACH.mp4

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Medical Vessel Refit Nearing Completion

Our crew have been working tirelessly as they prepare the s/y Ruach for life in the tropics. The vessel was generously donated to YWAM Ships Newcastle by Mr. Hans-Ulrich Birenstihl early last year with the intention of being used to deliver medical...

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NBN News: Call For Novocastrians To Sail The High Seas

Story by Alex Heinke, NBN News. A call has gone out for Novocastrians to get onboard a medical mercy mission. A ship is in the harbour, bound for humanitarian work in Papua New Guinea – and it needs skilled Hunter residents to help. If you missed...

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Newcastle Herald: Opinion | City-Based Medical Ship Invites All To Join Journey

This article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 12.05.17 s/y Ruach Arrival in Newcastle Harbour 28.01.17 January 28 was a big day for YWAM Ships Newcastle and our supporters assembled at Honeysuckle. It marked the end of a 14,000 nautical mile...

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Medical Ship to Host Free Public Tours Beginning Mother’s Day Weekend

The city of Newcastle has the opportunity to set foot onboard the s/y Ruach, a medical and training vessel that will soon deploy to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Christian charity YWAM Ships Newcastle will be holding free, public tours of their sailing...

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Newcastle Herald: Setting Sail On A Ship Of Kind Souls

This article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 07.03.17 Donor of the s/y Ruach, Hansueli Birenstihl of Jurgendheim Sternen AG, aboard the vessel in Newcastle Harbour. A vessel called the Ruach was given to YWAM Ships Newcastle Imagine if...

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ABC Newcastle: Newcastle Harbour Has A New Resident From Europe

ABC Radio Newcastle recently interviewed David Stephenson, managing director of YWAM Ships Newcastle. The following is was published on social media. Newcastle Harbor has a new resident from Europe. Sitting proud at Lee Wharf is the...

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Rhema Newcastle 99.7 FM – Live Interview

Robbie Willingham, of YWAM Ships Newcastle, joins Geoff Snowden at Rhema FM Newcastle in the lead up to the arrival of the medical vessel s/y Ruach.   ...

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Newcastle Herald: Upgrades Ahead PNG Voyage

The following article was recently published by the Newcastle Herald. Picture: Gary-Jon Lysaght (Newcastle Herald) Dutch vessel Ruach has docked at Lee Wharf and will travel to PNG after essential upgrades Dutch medical vessel, Ruach, has docked...

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Newcastle Herald: Newcastle To Send Medical Vessel To PNG

The following article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 25.01.17 Written by Brodie Owen. YWAM Ships Newcastle to welcome medical vessel Ruach before PNG voyage NEWCASTLE is about to welcome a new medical ship before she sets sail for Papua...

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Medical Outreach Vessel to Deploy from Newcastle

The city of Newcastle will welcome a new medical outreach vessel at the start of 2017. The 37 meter s/y Ruach of YWAM Ships Newcastle is currently sailing from Europe to Australia in preparation to deploy to Papua New Guinea. It has been at sea...

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YWAM Ship, s/y Ruach, Completes First Leg Of Voyage

On October 1st at 0800 hours, the Ruach left IJmuiden, The Netherlands, bound for Newcastle Australia. We are pleased to be able to inform that on October 13th, she arrived safely at the first stopover of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, completing...

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The Ruach Departs for Australia

We are thrilled to announce that at 0800 local time in the Netherlands, the s/y Ruach departed on her 14000 nautical mile voyage to Australia! A large part of the crew is joining on a voluntary basis. Captain Rob Vos is one of the professionals on...

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IJmudien Courant: The Ruach is Ready for 14,000 Nautical Miles

The above article was recently published in the IJmudien Courant, the local newspaper in the Dutch city where the Ruach is currently docked. Below is the English translation: The Ruach is Ready for 14, 000 Nautical Miles The 37-metre-long schooner,...

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YWAM Medical Ships 2016 Promo

  A powerful look at the work we will be partnering with up in Papua New Guinea. For more info visit www.ywamships.org.au

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A 2nd YWAM Ship To Be Based Out Of Newcastle

After just announcing that YWAM Ships Newcastle will be taking on operations of the s/y RUACH, we are excited to share about yet another vessel! We are proud to introduce the s/v Rakiura! This latest vessel was made possible by the generosity of...

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YWAM Ships Receives New Vessel To Deploy In PNG

YWAM Ships is delighted to announce that the s/y RUACH, a German-based training vessel, has been generously gifted for work in the Pacific by Mr. Hans-Ulrich Birenstihl of Jurgendheim Sternen AG to YWAM Ships Kona.  Brett Curtis, of YWAM Ships Kona...

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YWAM Ships Newcastle Completes First Aid Training in PNG

Since October 2017, YWAM Ships Newcastle fully engaged in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) via its vessel, the s/v Ruach. Since then, the diverse professionals started to provide training – whether sail, educational or medical...

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Marine Volunteer Resigns Job To Continue Work In PNG

YWAM Ships Newcastle has been operating the s/v Ruach in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea since mid October, 2017. During that time we have been engaging with leaders at both a provincial and national level to determine where our...

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Family Walks Whole Day To Help Their Sick Baby

Last year, during a medical outreach through YWAM Ships in Papua New Guinea, a team from YWAM Newcastle encountered a family who brought their sick baby to the vessel. The baby had been ill for more than 6 weeks. It was a miracle that he was still...

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Man’s Sight Restored After Surgery On Ship | YWAM DTS Outreach

We met Matt* during our first day of work on Long Island, an isolated region of Papua New Guinea. He travelled from another village needing eye surgery as he had cataracts on both eyes and had been blind for 3-4 years. He seemed weak and was...

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