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.
ICS: Updated Coronavirus Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated its COVID-19 guidance.
The UK Club has negotiated distinct access to a specialist marine telemedicine service with BlueMed, which UK Club Members can access on a "pay as you go" basis for non-emergency advice.
The aim of the PEME Programme is to reduce the volume, and value, of illness and repatriation claims which relate to pre-existing medical conditions.
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).
On 17 July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).