VIKAND Selected for Medical Management Services by Tradewind Voyages

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9 February 2021, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA:  Vikand Medical Solutions, LLC.—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—has been appointed by Tradewind Voyages — to manage the medical operations onboard the Golden Horizon – the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel and a near replica of the iconic 1913-built ocean vessel, France II.

The appointment was made by Brodosplit Ship Management, who manages Golden Horizon on behalf of Tradewind Voyages.

“The opportunity to work with such a classic vessel as the Golden Horizon is inspiring for all of us at VIKAND. We are honored to be managing all aspects of onboard medical care and to support regulatory compliance with Tradewind Voyages to ensure Golden Horizon’s successful launch,” says Tom Brady, Vikand’s Vice President, Global Partner Relationship.

Vikand’s services encompass the total aspect of 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.

Tradewind Voyages’ Chief Executive, Stuart McQuaker, remarks, “We are delighted to be working with VIKAND, experts in the healthcare field. This shows our full commitment to the health and welfare of not only our guests, but everyone on board the ship and at the company.”

Tom comments, The medical environment in the cruise industry has become increasingly more challenging with global regulatory complexities, more and more vessels cruising worldwide, and a greater need to source qualified and experienced medical staff. VIKAND handles each of these complexities with dexterity. More, our approach to COVID-19 identification, mitigation, and prevention together with VIKAND’s extensive experience working with local jurisdictions, medical authorities, and transportation services provides operators, guests, and crew comfort in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our goal to offer Tradewind Voyages, their guests and crew operational peace of mind.”

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9 February 2020, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA:  Vikand Medical Solutions, LLC.—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—has been appointed by Tradewind Voyages — to manage the medical operations onboard the Golden Horizon – the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel and a near replica of the iconic 1913-built ocean vessel, France II.

The appointment was made by Brodosplit Ship Management, who manages Golden Horizon on behalf of Tradewind Voyages.

“The opportunity to work with such a classic vessel as the Golden Horizon is inspiring for all of us at VIKAND. We are honored to be managing all aspects of onboard medical care and to support regulatory compliance with Tradewind Voyages to ensure Golden Horizon’s successful launch,” says Tom Brady, Vikand’s Vice President, Global Partner Relationship.

Vikand’s services encompass the total aspect of 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.

Tradewind Voyages’ Chief Executive, Stuart McQuaker, remarks, “We are delighted to be working with VIKAND, experts in the healthcare field. This shows our full commitment to the health and welfare of not only our guests, but everyone on board the ship and at the company.”

Tom comments, The medical environment in the cruise industry has become increasingly more challenging with global regulatory complexities, more and more vessels cruising worldwide, and a greater need to source qualified and experienced medical staff. VIKAND handles each of these complexities with dexterity. More, our approach to COVID-19 identification, mitigation, and prevention together with VIKAND’s extensive experience working with local jurisdictions, medical authorities, and transportation services provides operators, guests, and crew comfort in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our goal to offer Tradewind Voyages, their guests and crew operational peace of mind.”

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ABOUT VIKAND

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 23 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.


GOLDEN HORIZON: Vital Numbers

  • Length overall: 162 metres
  • Width overall: 18.50 metres
  • Maximum draught: 6.40 metres
  • Displacement: 8440 tonnes
  • Sail area: 6300 square metres
  • Speed: 10 to 17 knots
  • Cabins: 140
  • Guests: 272
  • Crew: 159