3 June 2021, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: Vikand Medical Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—has been appointed by American Seafoods, the world’s largest at-sea processor of wild Alaska pollock, to manage its medical operations.
“Working with American Seafoods is an opportunity VIKAND is excited to undertake. We have been working with them since the end of 2020 and will now manage medical needs for all six vessels in their fleet. This includes every aspect of onboard medical care to ensure a safe working environment, to maintain operational continuity, and to reduce risk. Our goal is providing our clients with peace of mind by actively providing the best possible medical care,” says Holly Love, VIKAND’s Vice President, Medical Operations.
She further comments, “The medical environment in the maritime industry has become increasingly more challenging with global regulatory complexities and the COVID-19 pandemic. VIKAND handles each of these complexities with dexterity. Our COVID-19 identification, mitigation, and prevention, together with our extensive experience working with local jurisdictions, provides operators and crew reassurance of safe operations at sea.”
VIKAND’s services for American Seafoods encompass total healthcare at sea: medical staff, 24/7 dedicated shoreside medical support, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, case and claims management, medical escorts, formulary and supplies, biomedical equipment management, public health consulting and proven strategies for proactive health management, including mental wellness.
VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 32 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a
proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions. VIKAND recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was awarded the Seatrade Cruise Awards Supplier of the Year 2020 in October. VIKAND has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Hamburg and soon Monaco in addition to having staff located throughout the world.