Crew Health Advice: CBD
UK P&I Members have recently brought our attention to issues surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) usage by a crew member which resulted in a failed drugs test.
As part of Safety4Sea's Crew Welfare Week, Captain Kostas Karavasilis, Regional Loss Prevention Director shared his views on how to promote a healthy lifestyle at sea alongside Kostas Katsoulieris, Senior Executive of Claims at NorthStandard; William Moore, Global Loss Prevention Director and Senior Vice President at The American Club; Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Advisor at ShipMedCare and; Sandra Welch, CEO of Seafarers Hospital Society.
Crew Health Advice: Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is rarely diagnosed in active seafarers or a cause or repatriation due to medical issues
Crew Health Advice: Kidneys
We are celebrating World Kidney Day, an awareness day created to remind us all about the importance of the kidneys as part of our overall health
Crew Health Advice: Leprosy
Hansen's disease, commonly known as 'Leprosy', is an infection caused by Mycobacterium Leprae or M
In our 4-part series highlighting Men's Health Awareness Month, Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director, interviews Timothy Semenoro in a short Q&A session on the subject of wellbeing.
Crew Health Advice: Prostate Cancer
To highlight Men's Health Awareness Month this year, the Club's Crew Health Team have compiled this critical advice on prostate cancer in collaboration with Red Square Medical
World Health Organisation identifies Mpox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern - Effect on Charterers' and fixed premium insurances
Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement that the global mpox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.
Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
There are so many legal, medical and other terms used when talking about rape and sexual assault, navigating the issue can be difficult and confusing, to say the least; this article reviews the definitions and examine the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment.
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.
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.
Crew Health Advice: Haemorrhoids
Haemorrhoids have been identified as a cause of seafarer repatriation across various studies, and the UK Club continue to see claims as a result of this illness.
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
Crew Health Advice: Hypothermia
Within this crew health advice, written in collaboration with Red Square Medical, we examine the primary causes of hypothermia, the signs or symptoms to look out for, and how to treat it
Lessons Learnt: Burn Injury to Engineer
When carrying out a routine inspection of the engine room, the first engineer noticed steam leaking from the main steam dump valve gasket
The UK Club's Crew Health team have partnered with Red Square Medical to supply this critical advice on musculoskeletal disorders to Seafarers.
The Club has been working with the Innovative Maritime Emotional Intelligence Center (I.M.E.Q) to create this important downloadable advice titled, living with lockdown at sea