The world’s largest civil hospital ship takes to the seas in Tianjin. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The world’s largest civil hospital ship took to the seas in early July in the coastal city by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Co Ltd.

The vessel, made for US charity organization Mercy Ships, will sail for Africa to provide free medical services and training for African doctors, joining with the existing three vessels of the organization.