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November 17 (SeeNews) - Croatia's Iskra shipyard has finished delivering six ambulance vessels as part of a 10.1 million euro ($11 million) project sponsored by the European Union.
The initiative aims to establish a national maritime emergency medical service, connecting the Adriatic islands and coastal areas via high-speed ships to ensure efficient emergency medical care.
The shipyard announced on its LinkedIn profile that the final ship, the sixth one, from the project was delivered to the Split Port Authority earlier this week.
The project received 38.3 million kuna ($5.5 million/5.1 million) under the EU operational programme competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020, according to the website of the health ministry.
The state-owned Institute of Emergency Medicine said in October 2021 that the Iskra shipyard will carry out the project together with local shipyard Tehnomont Brodogradiliste.
So far, emergency medical care services from the mainland to the country's 50 inhabited islands has been provided by air.
($ = 0.920 euro)
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