Clipper Ventures and Estela Shipping are delighted to introduce a new service that will revolutionize healthcare on board yachts.
Estela Shipping Superyacht Agency is thrilled to announce a new agreement with ClipperTelemed+, the leading global provider of remote and on board medical services.
ClipperTelemed+ offers 24/7 global emergency and remote general medical support for crews of merchant ships and yachts from fully qualified emergency physicians within five minutes, wherever the casualty is located, in most languages.
As a result of the synergy between the two companies, ClipperTelemed+ and the WSC -When Seconds Count project (by Estela Superyacht Agency) the partnership will offer telemedicine and medical assistance, medical training and other on board health services.
Francesco Gennai, Director of the When Seconds Count project said: “Crew and passengers´ safety are of paramount importance on board a yacht. With the right medical training and advice leading to the ability to carry out first aid in a remote environment can minimise a casualty’s injuries, help aid their recovery and even ensure their survival.”
Tom Bettle, Business Development Manager of ClipperTelemed+, said: “ClipperTelemed+ provides remote primary and emergency medical care to seafarers the world over. Our unique approach not only enhances crew wellbeing, but in doing so brings crew reassurance and confidence along with remarkable economic benefits to the ship operator.”
According to Bettle, the very finest level of remote medical care has been available to the Navy, Coastguard and commercial seafarers through ClipperTelemed+’s Canadian partner, PRAXES Medical Group, for nearly twenty years. “When we saw the difference that this service could offer our own racing crews in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race we chose to join forces and create ClipperTelemed+ to bring this remarkable service to the rest of the maritime world,” said Bettle. “We are taking Estela Superyacht Agency’s superb medical and crisis management, When Seconds Count, training course, and marrying it up alongside our uniquely focused remote medical care service to truly enable a full superyacht crew to be prepared for any medical incident or eventuality at work or at play.”
ClipperTelemed+ is also the official sponsor for the namesake yacht which is currently racing across the Pacific Ocean in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
What are its main points?
* Introducing and improving telemedicine services and marine medical support on board a yacht.
* Providing a guaranteed telemedicine response time of five minutes or less, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from an expert physician no matter where the yacht is located around the world
* Increase the safety of yachts at the dock and in the most remote areas through prevention, training, during in water activities, first aid procedures and support
* Reduce risks and protect crew and passengers´ health
* Improving the skills and the time of response in a first-aid emergency situation
* Provision of specific equipment and maintenance
* Crew training refreshment courses and updating
This is a tailor-made service designed by industry experts to meet and improve both crew and passengers’ safety, and which differs from those that exist for commercial shipping.
As part of this agreement, ClipperTelemed+ now has its Mediterranean commercial office at Estela Superyacht Agency in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and it offers assistance and advice on all matters related to this new service.
Keep your eyes peeled for what Estela Superyacht Agency and ClipperTelemed+ have on display at the Palma Boat Show 2016. A full presentation will be given on Saturday 30th April from 15h00 till 18h00 at our stand no. 33.