ASMAR delivers new ambulance boat for Chiloé

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On March 16, ASMAR delivered the fifth and last ambulance boat of the project “Marine Ambulances” for the Health Service of Chiloé.

The vessel, intended to serve as a maritime medical unit, will have as its operational base the Port of Mechuque, located on the island of the same name. This is a RBB PUMAR® WR1250 Explorer boat, built by ASMAR at its Valparaíso Industrial Plant.

The boat, named “Butachauques”, was transported by sea from the port of Castro to the base port Mechuque, where it was received by authorities and the entire community, as part of an emotional civic and religious ceremony, and a later ‘Curanto’, to the more traditional Chilote style.

In the opportunity, it was highlighted the great milestone that the “Butachauques” represents for the Island, since it will allow them to have health services in a fast and dignified way.

It should be noted that the five maritime ambulances are in full operation, proof of this was the evacuation of a pregnant young woman of seven weeks of gestation from Caleta Inío, due to the symptoms of loss she presented. The Omega Central Emergency dispatched the boat “Pudú III” to this sector of the southern end of Isla Grande de Chiloé (Big Island of Chiloe) with a SAMU emergency team on board to attend the contingency.

(Videos in Spanish)

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