Does your PEME include Dental? This question may sound both weird and obvious. The Hand book for seafarer medical examiners advises: Seafarers should be advised, prior to their appointment, that a fitness certificate will not be issued if there is evidence of poor dental health. If they have not had a dental check up in the last year, have any dental symptoms or missing fillings they should be advised to make a dental appointment prior to the medical in order to save time, should their dental fitness be in doubt.
The pressure on the mental and physical health of seafarers, who work in harsh environments and under constant pressure and increased responsibility, means that management of mental health continues to be a problem that is very difficult to approach and resolve
Largely unappreciated and undervalued, seafarers today are at last being recognized for the critical role they play in the global economy. Keeping them healthy is job one.
Robin Gauldie considers the risks facing those heading out on cruise ships once more, looking at health concerns and Covid safety regulations
Clara Bullock considers the measures being taken by cruise lines to keep customers safe, from mandatory vaccinations for passengers, to insisting on travel insurance, and enhanced medical facilities onboard
Dr Ilya Rapoport, Medical Director at AP Companies, reports on the decisions faced by his assistance team in a case involving a spinal stroke suffered on a cruise ship in the Pacific Ocean
Insurers and assistance companies weigh in on how the cruise industry tackled outbreaks of coronavirus onboard its ships, reflect on what could have been done better and forecast the potential repercussions for all stakeholders. By Lauren Haigh
It has been more than 6 months since Covid 19 has come to change the life of every single person and change the plans of every company. Now, when the pandemic seems under control in one part of the globe, it seems to be gaining huge speed in other parts of the world. This pandemic has taught the world a lot of lessons, and with some yet to come, Elena Donina Glukhman, Project Manager, Development & Cooperation Worldwide, AP Companies notes.
As much as it’s written and spoken about the importance of mental and physical health of the seafarers who work far from medical providers, far from their families and home, in harsh environments and under constant pressure and increased responsibility not many Ship owners are making progress with making access to mental health specialists readily available and usable, notes Mrs Elena Donina Glukhman, AP Companies.
Medical evacuation is one of the most complicated and most expensive medical services for crew members. In this article, Dr. Ilya Rapoport, Medical Director at AP Companies Global Solutions, introduces a case study, based on a case that took place in 2019.
Maritime professions are considered dangerous occupations. Being a member of the crew on board of the ships increases the chance of physical injury and loss of health, argues Mrs. Elena Donina Glukhman, Project Manager, Development & Cooperation Worldwide at AP Companies Global Solutions.
Elena Donina Glukhman, Project Manager, Development & Cooperation Worldwide at AP Companies Global Solutions, comments about the need of good medical treatment for seafarers in a home country. Ms. Glukhman says that either working on a cruise ship or a cargo vessel, the risks that the crew face for their health when they sign off board and the necessity to receive a decent treatment, are similar.
In our articles over the past 6 months, we have spoken about several important health and safety aspects at sea. We have covered subject of home country case management as well as ports of call case management challenges. Today we are going to talk about Pre-employment and re-employment medical examinations.
Elena Donina Glukhman, Project Manager of AP Companies Global Solutions, questions what fraud in healthcare means and how it can relate to the maritime industry, explaining common types of fraud committed by the patients and their consequences.