Authorities should give priority to seafarers in COVID-19 vaccination, together with medical personnel, in order to ensure a healthy work environment and protect the uninterrupted international trade, Unions of Greek Shipowners said.
Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University released ‘Psychological Wellbeing and Safety in a Global Context: A Rapid Evidence Assessment’. The project aims to develop a greater understanding of the occupational factors that contribute to the mental health crisis, and recommend effective interventions.
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,432,000 while confirmed cases exceed 60,900,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths. Also, Europe, South America and India top the list with the regions affected significantly.
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency updated its Ship Captain’s Medical Guide (SCMG), which gives medical guidance for non-doctors working onboard a vessel.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought several challenges to the maritime sector and most importantly to seafarers, the World Health Organization (WHO) provides free e-learning courses addressing health issues and operational matters.
Seafarers should be prioritised for testing and vaccine protection so that they could continue to do their vital job, said union Nautilus International, representing maritime professionals in the UK.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Philippines informed that more than 10.300 returning overseas Filipinos have been infected by coronavirus.
A new report by CNA, a US-based nonprofit organization, is looking at ways industries and governments have mitigated the spread of COVID-19 through the blue economy, while at the same time “jeopardizing the material and emotional wellbeing of seafarers”.
Ferry major Stena Line put its “Stena Horizon” vessel out of service, following the discovery of a COVID-19 infection among the crew.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the major disruption that has brought within industries, North Club issued a report highlighting the challenges arising when trading to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
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