safety measures

COVID-19: How to avoid risks when visitors come onboard

In their third video of their series “Protection on Board”, Steamship Mutual focuses on the risks arising when a vessel calls a port, and also addresses the measures taken to mitigate the risk of seafarers contacting the virus.

New handbook to help crews face COVID-19

The Swedish P&I Club issued its COVID-19 handbook, providing practical advice to help both those at sea and those onshore to face the day-to-day challenges posed by the pandemic.

New Zealand extends cruise ships ban

New Zealand announced extension of a ban on cruise ships arriving in the country and tightened quarantine rules, after a small increase of COVID-19 cases were attributed to overseas travel.

ICS: Updated guidance for seafarers’ protection amid COVID-19

Latest reports indicate that seafarers are being denied medical attention by port authorities in some cases, the ICS informed through an updated health guidance for the global shipping industry. The new report seeks to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions amid COVID-19 pandemic.  

IMO addresses the importance of PPE during COVID-19

The matter of protective personal equipment (PPE) has been at the spotlight due to the spike of the COVID-19 crisis, with key stakeholders, along with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlighting the importance of all personnel being protected.

A risk management framework on COVID-19 for ships

ABS has launched guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19. Along with focusing on measures to mitigate exposure and response measures, the guidance includes a risk management framework for ships with respect to COVID-19.

How to protect your hearing on board

Noise on board ships can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. It is usually gradual because of prolonged exposure to noise, such as working in an engine room without wearing hearing protection. However, hearing loss is not the only problem; seafarers may develop distressing conditions such as ringing, whistling, buzzing or humming in the ears, which can lead to disturbed sleep.

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