In collaboration with I.M.E.Q., Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of grief and its impact on crew, exploring the stages, signs and symptoms of grief, as well as coping mechanisms.
Grief is the emotional suffering we experience when we lose someone or something valuable to us; this advice covers the emotional reactions one may experience, the stages, signs and symptoms of grief as well as how to cope with it.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
This article contains two documents from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) offering guidance on legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19) and a practical guide for Seafarers and Shipping Companies on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of hypothermia, its impact on crew and measures to prevent and treat the condition: “Due to the nature of their vocation, seafarers are often exposed to the elements and sub-zero conditions.
On the 29th September 2020 the ICS published the attached guidelines for ship operators for protecting seafarers during Covid-19, this publication has been supported by the International Group.
The additional cover is offered at no additional premium.
Under the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), port states must ensure that seafarers on board ships in their territory who are in need of immediate medical care are given access to medical facilities on shore.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I, discusses the vital role seafarers are playing during the pandemic, and why wider recognition is deserved.
This guidance may help with identifying the injuries that the second officer sustained and what can be done onboard to help whilst awaiting further assistance.