The Crew Health team together with their accredited clinics provide the latest advice and information on a range of illnesses affecting crew.

The following publications are for information purposes and you must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

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28/09/2017
A crew member recently suffered a serious head injury after a slip and fall down some stairs onboard. This resulted in him being in Intensive Care for a month followed by surgery. After his medical repatriation back to the Philippines, he required further surgery and a rigorous plan of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
17/08/2017
A UK P&I Club Member recently reported the death of two crew members. The crew were found unresponsive onboard, apparently suffering from heat stroke. Sadly, particularly at this time of year, this is not an isolated incident.
27/06/2017
Mental health affects crew of all ages, nationalities and ranks. A recent analysis of crew mental health revealed anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep can affect crew, all of which can negatively influence their mental health.
12/04/2017
The Crew Health team recently analysed data from 900+ crew medical examinations where multiple illnesses were highlighted. Over 200 crewmembers failed their pre-sea medical examination due to a combination of serious illnesses in addition to obesity.
01/02/2017
Dental problems are often a major cause for concern amongst seafarers. At the UK P&I Club, we often see claims arising from dental problems that require urgent medical treatment and even repatriation of crew.
10/10/2016
Dr. Balaji of Balaji Medical Centre, Chennai, India, explains why hepatitis B, a little known infection, kills more people worldwide than HIV/AIDS.
15/09/2016
Over the last 12 months, several cases of illness on Members’ ships indicate possible dehydration in the underlying health of the crew. 
26/08/2016
The PEME team together with their accredited clinics provide advice and information on a range of illnesses affecting crew. The latest health focus from PEME and People Claims is on mental health issues on-board.
23/06/2016
Are your crew members getting enough sleep?A recent US study into sleep found that sleep deprivation is one of the main contributory causes of accidents. George Radu from our San Francisco office explains.
16/05/2016
Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of the Club’s PEME approved clinics in South Africa, provides valuable medical insight into one of the industry’s most concerning medical issues: diabetes.

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