Ex-SD Melton to be used as medical vessel

A naval auxiliary ship that had previously belonged to Serco has been acquired by medical-oriented charity Vine Trust.

The Edinburgh-based charity intends to operate ex-SD Melton as a medical vessel complete with consultation rooms, a dental clinic, an operating room, a laboratory, and a pharmacy.

Ex-SD Melton is set to undergo conversion work over the next 12 to 18 months prior to being deployed on medical missions overseas.

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