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Old 03-25-2020, 11:36 AM
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Hey, that's an idea, both for treatment and a model!

Hey, that's an idea, both for treatment and a model! Just came across this in European Maritime Journal,
"Hospital boat solution to Coronavirus crisis? 23 Mar 2020
The hospital boat design is based on 40ft hi-cube containers

Given the Covid19 outbreak, world governments are looking at how fast a pandemic can lead to a severe shortage of isolation beds. Could the answer be a quickly deployed, modular and expandable hospital vessel?

Alego Development’s 36m by 19m catamaran has three enclosed decks with “around 20 operating rooms and treatment facilities” CEO Capt Sondre Sandbye told MJ.

The bow has a broad access ramp and an area for a fast-response paramedic vehicle. Below, the twin hulls each hold a pair of diesel/biofuel gensets and as there’s a focus on low emissions the boat is a hybrid, the batteries also providing emergency power for the hospital if a shore connection isn’t available. Above is an upper open half-deck and optional helipad.

However, the big difference between this and other hospital vessels is that it can be modified according to need. The trick is that it is based on 40ft hi-cube containers: that even goes for the hull, which can be modified by unfastening and introducing a few more sections, all without drydocking – power is increased by additional propulsion modules."
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:06 PM
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Now that is a really neat idea. Hope someone comes up with the financing to make it happen.
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