St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has begun the process of acquiring a nautical ambulance vessel that will be equipped to fight fires.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said the vessel will operate as an emergency response vessel primarily as a nautical ambulance.
The vessel is expected to arrive in St. Vincent in October 2020, the latest. The cost of the vessel is EC$4.391 million dollars.
The 52 feet long, 16 feet wide vessel will be outfitted with firefighting gear and medical emergency response apparatus such as stretchers, Gonsalves noted.