Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers 17 March

Managing COVID-19 cases onboard Increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases are now reported in countries across all continents except Antarctica, and the rate of new cases outside of China has outpaced the rate in China. All ships undertaking international voyages, and particularly those calling at ports in affected areas, are advised to develop a written plan for disease outbreak management, preferable in close contact with a medical service supplier, covering issues such as: how to identify a suspected case of COVID-19;…

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Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert

Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert There is so much information and disinformation spinning around the world about the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few informative stories for our seafarers and maritime community. Most important – protect yourselves and others. iCALL Helping Increasing Numbers Of Seafarers Deal With Coronavirus Concerns A first year report into the counselling conducted by iCALL for Seafarers found that the top three mental challenges seafarers and their families raise with counsellors relate to emotional distress, relationship issues and…

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