Viking delivers ambulance boat trio for Hellenic Coastguard
The large closed-cabin vessel is the first in a series of special vessels fitted with medical equipment to support the Hellenic Coast Guard.
Viking Life-Saving Equipment delivered the first Viking Norsafe Munin-S1200 ambulance to the Hellenic Coastguard. Based in Naxos, the largest island nation in the Cyclades, the vessel is the opening installment in a three-boat order that will transform the face of regional healthcare provision.
As the largest ship currently offered by Viking, the Munin-S1200 can accommodate 10 people, all of whom are seated, while its 1,150-liter fuel tank supports a reach of more than 350 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 35 knots. The S1200 is fitted with twin Mercury diesel engines providing a combined 740hp to allow a maximum speed of 45 knots at full load.
The S1200 comes complete with shock control equipment, ensuring safe patient transport and allowing high-quality emergency services to be delivered in transit. Certified by RINA (Registro Italiano Navale), the vessel operates safely up to Beaufort Force 8 and at wave heights of up to 4 m.
The new S1200 design incorporates knowledge gained from its existing closed-cabin S1200 counterpart and has passed a series of tests involving user groups representing the Hellenic Coast Guard, border patrol, customs and other governmental authorities, says VIKING’s Endre Eidsvik, VP Sales, Boats & Davits.
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