World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is an important annual event to raise awareness of suicide
World Health Organisation identifies Monkeypox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern - Effect on Charterers' and fixed premium insurances
On 23rd July 2022, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern
Crew Health Advice: Monkeypox
The latest virus circulating is the rather attractively named Monkeypox
Our enhanced medical exam screens the major body organs in order to detect the most common physical health conditions and prevent crew falling ill.
Support, awareness & education is the key in recognising mental health issues & the first step in order to support crew on the journey to recovery.
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.
Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
Our full-time, worldwide loss prevention team provides Members with proactive and inclusive loss prevention support
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.
Inflated Medical Damages in California State Courts: A brief analysis of Howell v. Hamilton Meats and how to prevent "unreasonable" costs
In a costly new trend, California Plaintiffs' attorneys are referring their personal injury clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to skirt the California Supreme Court's decision in Howell v Hamilton Meats which limits plaintiffs to recovering the actual amounts paid for medical treatment not the amounts billed
Tyler Tanner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel and Noreen Arralde of Thomas Miller (Americas) explain why it is time to retire the Maintenance and Cure Jury Instructions.
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.
This is one of a number of accidents notified to the Club relating to the explosive failure of glass fittings, pressure gauge glasses, manometers and light bulbs resulting in serious injuries to crew.
The UK P&I Club recently held the 16th in our series of Live Webinars, this time in collaboration with the Mission to Seafarers which focussed on Crew Health matters and in particular mental wellbeing.
Crew Health Advice: Hernias
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Day of the Seafarer 2021
The International Day of the Seafarer is a rare opportunity for the industry to educate, raise awareness and "showcase" the vital work of seafarers - those who keep the World supplied with essential and non-essential goods
Lessons Learnt: Fall in Cargo Hold
In this lessons learnt video the crew were instructed to clean the vessel's cargo holds in preparation for the next cargo, during the procedure a seaman on top of the staging fell down suffering serious injuries.
Crew Health Advice: Panic Disorders
A life at sea entails dangers that are not present in many other occupations, this advice outlines what a panic disorder is, the symptoms to looks for, the characteristics of such disorders, the treatments and how seafarers can get help