maritime health

Update January 18: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 2,031,000 while confirmed cases exceed 95,000,000. 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.

How to manage close COVID-19 contacts onboard

ISWAN shares the insight of Dr Sue Stannard, Consultant at the Norwegian Centre of Maritime and Diving Medicine, who explains the current challenges the shipping industry faces due to COVID-19 and provides advice on how to manage close contacts onboard.

IMO establishes Seafarer Crisis Action Team

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) established the Seafarer Crisis Action Team (SCAT) in efforts to resolve the crew change crisis. IMO’s SCAT focused on contacting representatives from national governments, NGOs, trade unions or relevant associations, or orienting seafarers towards the right organisation, to find solutions. 

Update Oct 8th: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,055,000 while confirmed cases exceed 36,000,000. 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.

New circular addresses importance of repatriation flights

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) issued a new circular including attached guidance which provides a framework for harmonizing public health measures implemented by States in order to facilitate passenger and repatriation flights using Public Health Corridors (PHC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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