Arkitech Successfully Delivers First Covid Quarantine Unit To Ensure Safety Onboard Vessels

Arkitech is delighted having delivered the first Maritime CleanCabin® (MCC) on an offshore vessel in the Netherlands. The MCC is a medically qualified quarantine cabin for cruise, ferry, naval and offshore vessels. Equipped with an MCC, any passenger vessel can safely restart voyages having contained the risk of an onboard disease outbreak. After a difficult year for the maritime sector, the MCC offers a perspective for safe operations during and after the pandemic. Especially for the cruise and ferry industry, the MCC will contribute to the restart of operations this summer!

The MCC enables ship operators to create a completely safe environment for crew and passengers, so that they can resume their voyages. Offshore and naval vessels will not have to cancel their missions anymore, while cruise- and ferry operators can guarantee their passengers a safe vacation.

A regular cabin can be converted into a medically qualified MCC by replacing all walls, floors and furniture with cleanroom components and installing the necessary MCC components.

Quarantined with high end technology

The MCC is a complete turnkey system that complies with the highest medical standards. Using proven and certified medical-, cleanroom- and laboratory technology, contaminated passengers can be quarantined to guarantee patient and crew safety. The MCC is entirely separated from the other areas of the vessel by an airlock system. All air flowing in and out of the MCC is 100 percent filtered and controlled to create an artificial negative pressure inside the cabin. This way other passengers will never come in contact with the contaminated air. Through an interlocked passthrough system, the patient can be provided with medical care and necessities without physical contact. All floors, walls and furniture are cleanroom components that are designed to be disinfected to medical standards.

The MCC is entirely separated by an airlock system. All air going in and out of the MCC is filtered and controlled to create an artificial negative pressure. Passengers will not come in contact with contaminated air and the patient can be provided through an interlocked passthrough system.

Continuous measuring

Arkitech’s experience in analyzing and improving onboard HVAC-systems helped to develop a system that continuously measures all important values of air quality. Outside of the MCC a dashboard shows the values of the air quality and other important data. Another dashboard is placed at the bridge of the vessel, so that the ship management is always up to date and in control. When critical values of air quality are surpassed, the system automatically alerts the ship management.

The control panel outside of the MCC gives a complete overview of all important values

Easy implementation

Converting a regular cabin to an MCC can be done on any cruise, ferry, offshore and naval vessel and takes only one or two weeks. An alternative is to directly install a 20-foot offshore container that has been converted to a mobile MCC. Both options of the MCC give ship operators the security that their mission will not be cancelled because of an onboard disease outbreak and – more importantly – the MCC creates a safe environment for the patient and crew.

Source: hellenicshippingnews.com

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