The UK Club’s correspondents in Egypt MESCO issued an update concerning the signing on and off procedures for crew, Egyptian and other nationalities.
In light of the Seafarers Awareness Week (6-12 July), UK P&I Club issued a crew health advice to hep seafarers build resilience and recover quickly from stressful situations.
As part of its Crew Health Advice series, the UK Club issued guidance for sepsis, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which is caused by the body’s overreaction to an infection, and affects the organs and tissues, leading even to death.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director at UK P&I Club, provides her comments on how to address bullying and harassment on board ships. Ms. Bullard says that companies and management should be receptive to change and adopt a zero tolerance approach to deal with bullying and harassment at sea. In fact, during the last ten years, there is an increase on the focus regarding harassment in maritime.
Marlins will cooperate with UK P&I Club to support seafarers’ health and well-being. Namely, Marlins, V.Group’s brand of Maritime English language testing, recruitment and e-learning solutions for seafarers, and the UK P&I Club will provide various e-learning courses, in order to improve seafarers’ physical and mental health.
The UK P&I Club recently focused on Seasonal Affective Disorder that could have a severe impact on seafarers’ health, as well as on maintaining safety onboard. Together with the daily stresses of the job, it can be easy for crew to feel overwhelmed, both mentally and physically.
On the occasion of World’s AIDS Day, on 1 December, UK P&I Club reminds that with the right treatment, people with HIV can live a long and healthy life. The Club also notes that pre-employment medical examination includes consented HIV screening and counselling, if permitted by local law.
The 1st of November marks the start of Diabetes Awareness Month, in acknowledgement of the disease which remains within the top 5 causes of crew failing the Pre-Employment Medical Examination, UK Club informed.
The UK P&I Club provides lessons for summertime safety onboard discussing the importance of knowing the signs of heat stroke. The Club recently reported the death of two crew members who were found unresponsive onboard, apparently suffering from heat stroke and notes that particularly at this time of year, this is not an isolated incident.
The UK P&I Club provides advice on how to spot the mental health signs among the crew onboard. A recent analysis revealed that anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep can affect crew, all of which can negatively affect crew of all ages, nationalities and ranks.
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