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World MSC Group Converts Ferry Into Floating Hospital

02:06  26 march  2020
02:06  26 march  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Mediterranean Shipping Co ( MSC ) is working with classification society RINA and other stakeholders to convert a ferry into a.

Seaside Hospital was converted into a military hospital during World War II and demolished in the 1960s.[6]. Though undamaged, the Floating Hospital would never again find a suitable mooring site. Pier 11 was needed for expanded ferry service to Lower Manhattan, and the management of Pier 17

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), a ferry operator that is part of MSC Group, has converted the ferry ship Splendid into a floating hospital equipped for patients with and recovering from COVID-19.

A man wearing a protective face mask checks men's temperature in front of  the docked 'Splendid' ship which will be used as a hospital for patients suffering with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Genoa, Italy, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca © Reuters A man wearing a protective face mask checks men's temperature in front of the docked 'Splendid' ship which will be used as a hospital for patients suffering with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Genoa, Italy, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Stationed in the ferry terminal in Genoa, Italy, it has 25 beds in single cabins, although it is possible to equip up to 400 beds. The floating hospital also features a heliport and dedicated areas to healthcare personnel and crew.

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The US Army converted a passenger line into a kind of floating Ambulance, named ‘Relief’, and used it for a short period during the Spanish-American War (20 April-12 August The Hospital Ship unit was subdivided into a Headquarters, a group of Administrative Sections (Registrar-Supply-Chaplain-Chief

Seaside Hospital was converted into a military hospital during World War II and demolished in the 1960s The Floating Hospital continued the basic formula of attracting families with recreational Pier 11 was needed for expanded ferry service to Lower Manhattan, and the management of Pier 17

GNV started working on the project with classification society RINA in early March, in coordination with Italy’s Liguria Health System and Civil Protection. RINA verified that the floating hospital complied with current regulations, identifying the balance between safety protection, naval regulations, the medical needs of a hospital and the regional health care authority.

In the U.S., Carnival Corp. has offered ships to serve as hospitals for non-COVID-19 patients, to free up space in hospitals. Also, American Queen Steamboat Co. and Victory Cruises have offered idled ships to the military to house personnel who need to be quarantined.

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