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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Our recent lessons learnt video detailed a mooring deck incident, where the second officer suffered fractured ribs and internal injuries as a result of a mooring line parting under tension. The following information may help with identifying the injuries that the second officer sustained and what can be done onboard to help whilst awaiting further assistance.
The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has launched an initiative with BlueMed, a specialist marine telemedicine company, to provide Members with round the clock access to doctors at sea during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Our Crew Health team are pleased to announce a unique, discounted rate for all UK Club Members to access a superb wellness package thanks to our newest partners, Tapiit Ltd.
Seafarers, by the nature of their work, are exposed to a variety of occupational hazards, including epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis.
Bodily Injury News is the bi-annual newsletter of the Thomas Miller Americas’ Bodily Injury (BI) Team. In this issue the BI Team outlines our “Fighting Back” initiative to combat the trend of increasingly higher demands, verdicts and settlements in US bodily injury cases. Also covered are the application of US land-based regulations to ships, privilege issues related to root-cause analysis reports, defending against the “Reptile Theory” in US litigation, and strategies for Members to avoid criminal liability in relation to maritime injuries and deaths. In addition, we provide an update on the availability of punitive damages in US seamen’s cases following an important Supreme Court ruling on the issue.
 “Stress Happens!” is the brainchild of Crew Health partners Liz Baugh of Red Square Medical and Karen Passman of Impact Crew.  The training workshop, developed in 2019 is a response to the increasing awareness of issues affecting crew mental wellbeing whilst onboard.
Herniated discs, strains, sprains, inflammation, stiffness and tenderness are just some of the back pain symptoms reported to the UK Club due to heavy lifting and day to day shipboard activities. Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and is a common health problem experienced in the maritime workplace. Prolonged sitting, lifting a heavy load, incorrect posture and muscle imbalance are just some of the causes.
The UK Club Crew Health team were recently asked to source support for seafarers who had sadly witnessed the unexpected death of a fellow crewmember. Months later, despite initial counselling, the crew was still experiencing flashbacks and anxiety. They were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Although a precise estimate of the global sepsis cases is difficult to ascertain, some scientific publications report that it affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year, potentially leading to six million deaths.
The Club reports a case of a crew member recently repatriated following a period of insomnia and heart palpitations.

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