The Club aims to keep its Members up to date with the latest developments and initiatives regarding crew health from around the world, including regular updates on our own loss prevention activities and initiatives.
Proinde Guidelines: Shipboard sanitary inspection in Brazil / Mosquito-borne diseases in Brazil
Diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes have been growing over the last decades and now affect about half of the world's population, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In recent years, Brazil has recorded numerous outbreaks of mosquito-borne infectious diseases that are of significant concern to the health of seafarers and passengers with potential impact on the safe operation of vessels.
While the holiday season can bring about some unwanted stress, there are some scientific reasons why your mood can be affected by the seasons.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses contact dermatitis, its symptoms as well as its treatment and prevention.
We regularly publish expert articles and bulletins providing advice to Members on issues relating to the health, safety and welfare of their seafarers.
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Crew Health Advice: Monkeypox
The latest virus circulating is the rather attractively named Monkeypox
Crew Health Advice: Contact Dermatitis
The WHO International Medical Guide for Ships* reports most cases of dermatitis seen onboard ship arise from irritation of the skin by substances that have been handled or misused; this article explains what contact dermatitis is, the causes, treatment available and possible prevention methods
It's our worst case scenario - someone on board collapses and is found to be unresponsive and not breathing - this advice outlines how to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and what equipment and medication is available.