stena line is a proud partner to mercy ships

We want to make a difference.

In Mercy Ships Stena Line has found a partner that is committed to helping those who need it most, and like us see the benefits and the flexibility of having the ocean and ships as their workplace.

The aim with our cooperation is to raise awareness of the organisation, as well as increase the interest in volunteer work and donations both within Stena Line and among our passengers and partners.

“This is a life-changing experience”

In January our CEO, Niclas Mårtensson, had the opportunity to visit Mercy Ships hospital ship Africa Mercy, when it was docked in Benin – one of the world’s poorest countries. “It didn’t take long before I realized that what Mercy Ships do is a life-changing contribution”, he says.



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Johnny – our first volunteer

Our partnership with Mercy Ships is not only about engaging in fund raising – it is also to share the knowledge and competence we hold. That's why we, together with Mercy Ships, have created our very own volunteer program.


During the summer of 2018 two of our employees went south to volunteer with destination Guinea on the west coast of Africa. First in line was Johnny Joensuu, 34, from Norrköping who usually works as third engineer on Stena Saga. 


You’ll only been giving this chance once in your life so why not seize it? says Johnny who will be away for three months.


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Maria Ekstrand, 47, is Floor manager onboard Stena Jutlandica and is working in the dining room for just over three months. Since Maria is a true globetrotter and likes challenges she immediately got interested when she heard about the volunteer program.


"I needed something new since 2017 was a tough year in many ways… I felt I needed to see something else to get a perspective on things and appreciate the life I live".


She is most excited to come and visit Guinea and take part of their culture.

"I’m very curious about their culture and hopefully I will get the chance to go ashore on the days I don’t work onboard", Maria says.


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