Useful resources for seafarers, ship owners and ship management companies, and other members of the maritime industry in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
HOW IT SPREADS
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

We have compiled some useful resources for seafarers, ship owners and ship management companies, and other members of the maritime industry in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak*. Please find a list of links and some useful documents below:

World Health Organization:

International Maritime Organization: www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

International Chamber of Shipping: www.ics-shipping.org/free-resources/covid-19

International Transport Workers’ Federation:

COVID-19 Information Dashboard (country- and port-specific advice on COVID-19 measures): geollectcoronavirusdashboard.com.s3-website.us-east-2.amazonaws.com

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Port Restrictions Map (updated daily): wilhelmsen.com/ships-agency/campaigns/coronavirus/coronavirus-map

Management of Suspected COVID-19 on Board (information for officers responsible for medical treatment on board ships and mobile offshore units): www.covid19atsea.no

CHIRP Maritime (April 2020):

Coronavirus – How to Beat it (free-of-charge awareness video by Seagull and Videotel): www.microsite.videotel.com/coronavirus

Coronavirus – Stay Safe on Board (video produced by Marine Media Enterprises with the support of Columbia Ship Management, ISWAN and Steamship Mutual): www.steamshipmutual.com/loss-prevention/stay_safe_on_board_0420.htm

Note: The COVID-19 scenario is constantly changing so please refer to the WHO website for the latest guidance and updates.

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