When the body is unable to regulate its core temperature, it may be sign of heat stress, a potentially dangerous condition that includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In essence, the body gets under stress from overheating; the symptoms can range from profuse sweating to dizziness, cessation of sweating, and collapse.
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 2,507,000 while confirmed cases exceed 113,000,000. 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.
In response to the added pressures on seafarers due to COVID-19, The Mission to Seafarers launches a new e-learning modules as an extension to its WeCare programme.
The Nautilus Federation urged governments and global organisations to establish a worldwide vaccination programme for seafarers and inland waterways transport crew.
Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Finland-based Rauma Shipyard announced that shuts down its operations as 239 workers found coronavirus positive.
In an effort to prevent the spread of a possible coronavirus outbreak onboard, the cruise major Royal Caribbean added COVID-19 into cruise contract for all passengers.
An Excel spreadsheet is an example of a convenient tool to use when preparing documentation for COVID-19 illness claims and wish to provide an overview of the information and breakdown of the costs incurred, the Gard P&I Club advised.
Amid the second wave of coronavirus outbreak, Crystal cruises announced that all passengers onboard its ocean and river cruises are required to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise.
The SG-STAR Fund, the first global tripartite initiative, launched a CrewSafe audit program that endeavors to assist crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.
Steamship Mutual issued a circular issued by their correspondents, Huatai, which informs of the steps to be taken when reporting abnormal health condition of crewmembers when calling a Chinese port.
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