Hutton’s Medical, part of the international ship supplier Hutton’s Group, has been chosen as a partner by Praxes Medical Group to be the sole supplier of medical kits and supplies to the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race.
Hutton’s Medical will assist Praxes, the Clipper Race’s Global Medical Support Partner, in providing medical coverage for the upcoming Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which begins on August 30with a 5, 630 nautical mile UK to Rio de Janeiro leg.
During the 2015-16 edition of the famous race Hutton’s Medical will utilise its medical management system to track stock onboard all the yachts, ensuring they comply with MCA regulations at all times during the race and providing replacements as required at each stopover on the route.
Established by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world’s longest ocean race, also known as one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges. Twelve teams compete against each other on a matched fleet of Clipper Race 70 ocean racing yachts over a 40, 000 nautical mile long course which includes eight different legs and takes almost a year to complete.
Hutton’s Medical General Manager, John MacDonald, said: “We are delighted to be working with Praxes on this exciting project. There is a natural synergy between our companies and together we will be able to offer a truly global service to Clipper Race competitors.”
About Hutton’s Group
Hutton’s Group is the UK’s leading ship supplier and was established as a ship’s chandler almost 200 years ago. The company provides comprehensive branch coverage of the UK’s major ports, delivering marine supplies and services to the international shipping industry as well as the offshore oil, gas and renewables sectors. Hutton’s Group also has a network of overseas depots, including in West Africa, enabling it to provide first class supply chain services whenever and wherever customers need them. The company’s wide product range includes fresh and frozen provisions, ship spares, deck and engine consumables, fully customs’ approved bonded stores, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.
About Praxes Medical Group
Established in 1997, Praxes specialises in advanced telemedicine services for the marine and energy sectors. Praxes is on-call for clients such as the Canadian Navy, the Coast Guard, the oil and gas industry, mine sites, and prisons. Using satellite phones and customised software, emergency medical professionals are available to guide clients through medical situations and emergencies no matter where they are located in the world.
In the 2013-14 Clipper Race, the Praxes team of emergency physicians responded to more than 100 calls from race yachts regarding a wide range of medical situations., from respiratory problems, infections and eye injuries to dislocations and broken ribs, as well as providing emergency advice following a man overboard rescue in the North Pacific Ocean.