70s music, nostagia & variety night

Greetings from Medical Sailing Ministries (MSM)

As planning begins in earnest on “MSM Vanuatu Mission 2017″, we are delighted to share information with you about the first fund-raising event in support of this remote-access medical transport & development group.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s two incredibly successful 60s Music Radio Variety Nights, we now present the …

“70s music, nostagia & variety night”

Saturday 8th October, 7:00pm,
North Ringwood Uniting Church,
Dickson Cres North Ringwood.

Here’s the first promotional video for your enjoyment …

The importance of private, direct fund-raising is more urgent now than ever before, particularly in  light of recent Federal Government cut-backs to foreign aid – including assistance to Vanuatu and other South Pacific nations.So we present this event as a fun way to both re-live the music and nostalgia of the 70s (or in the case of those under age 40, discover for the first time what made the 70s so … so, “Cool” and “Right On Man”) and at the same time support this much needed outreach to some of the most remote islands and village communities.

If you can get along on Saturday 8th October, we can guarantee a great, fun night !!

As many described last years 60s nights … it will be “Truly Unique” !!

Again, thanks so much for your interest, support and encouragement .

Blessings and cheers

Rob Latimer & Mike Clarke
Medical Sailing Ministries
Paunangisu Village Partnership
Vanuatu Dental Care Service
What Aid Where

Learn more of the work being done in Vanuatu by Medical sailing Ministries and others, visit …

MSM Mission 2016

Greetings and welcome!!

Started originally as a sailing mission to assist with remote-access medical transport amongst the islands of Vanuatu, Medical Sailing Ministries (MSM) has expanded its activities over the past 8 years.

We now offers assistance with:

  • • Dental care services and oral health education, centred around training and empowering indigenous (Ni-Van) health workers
  • • Recruitment of health professional volunteers to assist with medical mission outreach and training
  • • Local village development including the building of public toilets and rainwater storage to assist with health and hygiene, along with responsible-tourist activities http://msm.org.au/latest-mission/paonangisu/
  • • Networking with a variety of disparate aid groups to achieve more effective results on the ground in Vanuatu
  • • Low-smoke stove design and construction to reduce deaths and poor health resulting from smoke inhalation caused largely from cooking fires
  • • Supply of reconditioned computers to assist with IT training
  • • Student education sponsorship
  • • Promotion of “Responsible Tourism” to support local health, infrastructure and educational programs.



Member Update newsletters can be found above under “Latest News” and we invite you to make contact with us at anytime should you have questions, comments, or feel called to make a donation.We sincerely welcome your involvement and invite you to look through the videos, photos, Ship’s Log and other resources on this website to learn more of our work.  You might also like to consider volunteering, or passing this link onto someone who might.

And if you happen to be planning a trip to Vanuatu – short or long – and would like to engage with locals in a village while you are there, just get in touch.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Robert Latimer, Barry Crouch and Mike Clarke
MSM Coordinators


Where are they now?

On-board the Chimere during Mission trips, there is a SPOT GPS sending regular signals that can be accessed for up to 7 days. These will display the Chimere’s changing location on the map below. FULL SCREEN map click here.

GPS currently not in use