Marlink has made available three of its XChange Telemed healthcare diagnosis kits to France’s TMAS, which will use them to support Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente (SAMU) during the Coronavirus outbreak.
FrontM, a collaboration software provider to the maritime and aviation industries, has collaborated with Inmarsat and maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND, to provide seafarers with immediate access to a COVID-19 healthcare hotline. This service will deliver frontline medical information to the shipping industries and seafaring workforce at a time when they need it the most.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, the London-based charity Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million ($2.46 million), with grants being awarded immediately to delivery partners providing advice and support for individual seafarers affected by the widespread coronavirus impacts.
Henrik Jensen, Danica founder and managing director.
Solving the crew-change challenge is proving difficult under the current circumstances, warns crewing specialist Danica.
Satcom Global has announced a crew calling initiative which is providing free telephone vouchers to each of its Satcom Global Aura VSAT customers, as part of efforts to support seafarer welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With almost two million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, the pandemic is having a substantial impact on society, but out of adversity also comes opportunity, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has turned to remote surveys to maintain validity of ship’s certificates and support global trade, while ensuring the well being and safety of its staff.
The 'StrongerTogether’ initiative will provide business continuity and IT support for vessel operators and extended welfare services for seafarers.
Marlink has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching ‘StrongerTogether’, comprising a broad range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries.
The EU & IMO recently issued new guidelines requiring ship operators to implement pre-boarding screening of seafarers. To help ship operators comply with these new guidelines and help protect their vessels from an outbreak of COVID-19, Martek Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons, has launched the CoronaSafe finger prick antibody screening test.
A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise funds to support developing world seafarers and their families impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.
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