A new report by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius suggests that epidemics and pandemics may become more common and predicts that crew safety, fatigue and harassment issues are unlikely to recede in the short term.
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Tritan Software has announced the launch of SeaConsult, a new telehealth solution that will be provided at no cost to all clients during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
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.
Genavir, the vessel operating arm of Ifremer (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea), has rolled out the Marlink XChange Telemed crew health and safety management service across five ocean-going research vessels; Alis, Antea, L’Atalante, Pourquoi Pas? and Thalassa.
Maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has joined a new project in Germany to design a platform for the ‘e-healthy ship’, using technology to optimise health management on board merchant vessels.
Marlink has expanded its VSAT portfolio with its new Sealink Business service plans, featuring a choice of seven Committed Information Rates (CIR) from 32 to 256 kbps to guarantee constant minimum bandwidth at all times, alongside burstable Maximum Information Rates (MIR) up to 2 Mbps.
Martek Marine has launched a new telemedicine system called iVital, which will be made available to ships with no capital outlay on a monthly subscription basis.
Liqueﬁed natural gas (LNG) carrier owner GasLog Ltd has decided to equip its entire fleet of 24 vessels with the SetelHellas Maritime Telemedicine Solution (MTS).
Satellite operator SES and FRIENDSHIP, a non-governmental organisation, have installed maritime VSAT systems with an e-Health platform on three of FRIENDSHIP’s floating hospital ships – Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital, Emirates Friendship Hospital and Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital (formerly the Rainbow Warrior II).
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