U.S. Grant Winds Up as 2 Ships Gone Awry – New York Times:
Coast Guard records show that the ships have been providing those services in the South Pacific since the medical mission took possession of them in 1999.
In reality, the ships never got any closer to the South Pacific islands than the San Francisco Bay. The mission group quickly sold one to a maritime equipment company, which sold it for substantially more to a pig farmer who uses it as a commercial ferry off Nicaragua. The group sold the other ship to a Bay Area couple who rent it for eco-tours and marine research.
yep, religious organizations cheat and swindle as much as, or more than, governments i’d guess. this probably isn’t an uncommon result of giving public money and resources to faith-based organizations.