VIKAND appointed as Medical Consultants for Peace Boat

Parts of the VIKAND crew in Santorini, Greece, visiting Peace Boat on May 12th.

(Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 9th, 2016) – The global maritime medical services provider, VIKAND, announced today that they have been appointed by Maritime Holdings Group as medical consultants to Peace Boat’s current ship Ocean Dream, effective April 1st.

“We are excited to work with Peace Boat, especially since they offer a unique and very different experience at sea”, said Peter Hult, Chief Executive Officer at VIKAND. The global voyages of Peace Boat incorporate peace education programs, humanitarian aid work and cross cultural exchanges. Peace Boat is a Japanese non-governmental organization established in 1983, currently chartering the Ocean Dream as passenger ship.

The Maritime Holdings Group Inc. in Hollywood, Florida has been managing the operations at the Ocean Dream since 2012. Ocean Dream is operated and staffed by over 350 officers and crew. Voyages usually sail with between 800-1,000 participants.

“The Peace Boat ship becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those onboard and in the ports that we visit”, said Ms. Rachel Armstrong-Yoshioka, from the Executive Board of Peace Boat. Peace Boat’s 91st Global Voyage departed from Yokohama, Japan on April 12th and will return to Japan on July 27th after 107 days around the world.

The medical team at VIKAND will provide medical consulting and biomedical equipment calibration including 24 hour assistance in medical emergencies and outbreak.

“We visited the beautiful Ocean Dream and met up with a very proficient medical team and ship staff. We are looking forward to assist Peace Boat with medical needs, guidelines, consulting and to ensure a healthy and safe environment”, said Antoinette Panayotov, Account Manager at VIKAND.

About VIKAND

VIKAND is the leading provider of medical management and consulting services to the cruise, yachting and offshore industry managed by a world-class, medical team. The VIKAND team has extensive experience in the medical field as well as in the marine industry and offers a 24/7 on-call service to clients. The flexible medical services are tailored to the clients’ unique requirements and range from full management of medical facilities to individual consulting and service modules.

VIKAND has become known as the leading one-stop-shop for medical services into the maritime industry. By customizing their services to cruise operators’ direct needs and offering concierge solutions for yacht owners and yacht management companies – VIKAND responds well to the complexity of the maritime medical needs as well as the fragmentation among available providers.

For more information about services offered and the new initiatives for 2016, contact Len Quist, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at len.quist@vikand.com. For media inquiries, contact Gustaf Sjoholm, Marketing Executive at gustaf.sjoholm@vikand.com.

Visit www.vikand.com for more information, photos and videos about our services. In addition to the position as Chief Medical Officer at VIKAND, Dr. William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP (upper right) is the Chairman for the American College of Emergency Physicians Cruise Ship Medicine Section, of which he was a co-founder.

Visit www.vikand.com for more information, photos and videos about our services. In addition to the position as Chief Medical Officer at VIKAND, Dr. William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP (upper right) is the Chairman for the American College of Emergency Physicians Cruise Ship Medicine Section, of which he was a co-founder.