maritime health

Warning signs of heat stress

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.

Update: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

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.

Crystal cruises to require passenger COVID-19 vaccinations

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.

SG-STAR Fund reports of facilities meeting crew change requirements

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.

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