Press Release: How can seafarers keep safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

April 2020

The world’s reliance on shipping and its seafarers has been brought into sharp focus by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A new film “Coronavirus - Stay Safe On Board”, produced by Marine Media Enterprises with the support of Columbia Ship Management, ISWAN and the Club, looks at what COVID-19 means for the seafarer and aims to bring succinct and practical advice to those working at sea.

Seafarers are used to spending time away from home, but they are not forgotten and indeed their importance has been highlighted as the pandemic has continued. This film aims to provide a further level of support and information to them, wherever they may be.

The film, available on our website, examines how people working at sea can protect themselves and their colleagues; and addresses the importance of cleanliness and social distancing as well as the obligations of the Master in terms of the Maritime Declaration of Health. For distribution to your fleet the film is also available from:  lbond@marinemediaenterprises.com.

For further information and advice relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to the information on our website, which is being updated regularly: https://www.steamshipmutual.com/publications/Articles/coronavirus012020.htm