NEW SHIP FOR TANZANIA! Published: 02 Oct 2023

We are delighted to announce that a new ship will be joining the Jubilee Hope Medical Programme to expand the reach of services to remote island communities on Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

This new ship, the MV Lady Jean, will complement the work of MV Jubilee Hope, playing a key role the roll out of anti-retroviral HIV medications to island communities in great need of this new service.

With significant support from Babcock International, the former UK Royal Navy patrol ship has undergone a complete overhaul, including a new generator, rewiring of electrics, servicing of the engines, installation of new seats and air-conditioning and full painting.

David Lockwood, CEO, Babcock, said: “It is a privilege for our teams to come together and convert the now MV Lady Jean, I know how much time and effort has gone into this programme, for that I would like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

A handover of the ship took place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Hampshire, where Mrs Sarah Lockwood was invited to name this new vessel.

Other companies which are supporting this project include Victoria Quay, UK Docks, SES, International Paints, Caterform, SWJ Maintenance, Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Transeast Group.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has played a part in making this project possible.

Keep an eye out for more details coming up soon from Vine Trust!