Benin is a skinny sliver between Togo and Nigeria. It is also the most eastern country in West Africa that #MercyShips has ever worked in. From here on out, we’re covering new ground! #sailwithus
Last night, the ship made an historic crossing. They crossed the equator and the prime meridian at the same time. For mariners, this is an auspicious event that carries symbolic importance. Each person on the Africa Mercy became a royal diamond shellback. What a title! I will have to wait until next summer to receive this coveted title.