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VIKING Wins Greek Coast Guard Tender

Photo courtesy of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

Posted by Michelle Howard

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has been declared the winning bidder in a tender covering three offshore high-speed ambulance boats that will support emergency services in the Aegean Sea.

The international tender was concluded after a cooperation between the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Greek Emergency Response Organization (E.K.A.B), in an initiative supported and financed by the European Union under the INTERREG V-A Cooperation Program 2014-2020.

All three ambulance boats are scheduled for delivery during the summer of 2020, to take up station operating from remote Greek islands in the Aegean.

The vessels will be fabricated using the successful VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 design and will be equipped with twin diesel stern drive engines to achieve speeds of up to 40 knots, as well as cutting-edge navigation instruments.

The construction of the boats will take place at the VIKING Norsafe facility in Thiva - Greece. Following their delivery, VIKING will be responsible for technical support and maintenance.

The boats will be equipped with twin stretchers, resuscitation devices and all the necessary medical equipment to help perform rescue operations, medical evacuations and other humanitarian missions under harsh weather conditions in cases of emergency.

This is the first time that the Hellenic Coast Guard has incorporated ambulance boats in its fleet and, if the project fulfills expectations, more orders could be on the horizon.



Oct 29, 2019

 

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