maritime health

MPA Singapore: Guidelines on medical examination of seafarers

MPA Singapore issued a circular informing of the medical examination of seafarers and seafarer’s medical certificate, in line with the IMO and ILO guidelines which have been adopted as national requirements for medical examination of seafarers.

Update 31 March: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 34,000 people, while confirmed cases exceed 723,000. Although coronovirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and Spain have the most deaths. Also, US, Canada, France and UK top the list with the countries affected significantly.

Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to protect Seafarers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

To alleviate the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the maritime industry, Safebridge, the company behind SafeLearn, launches a dedicated #BeSafe campaign to protect the welfare of seafarers. In doing so, Safebridge is giving out EUR 100,000 worth of its online training licenses free of charge to those in need and affected by the adverse circumstances. 

Argentina suspends operations at ports and mills in Timbues

A major port in Argentina’s northern Rosario announced the suspension of its port activities in efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19, which spiked criticism from grain exporting firms and processors in the farm country.

IMO issues COVID-19 circular including guidance from China

In light of the challenges the shipping industry faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued a circular including guidance from China on the prevention and control of COVID-19 on board.

Egypt issues guidelines amid COVID-19 crisis

The North P&I Club informed that Egypt issued guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic, providing information and news on the port developments and guidelines that have been implemented.

Poll

Are we doing enough to keep crew healthy?

maritime events