Seguridad marítima

Warning signs of heat stress





When the body is unable to regulate its core temperature, it may be sign of heat stress, a potentially dangerous condition that includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In essence, the body gets under stress from overheating; the symptoms can range from profuse sweating to dizziness, cessation of sweating, and collapse.

In addition to temperature, increased relative humidity, decreased air movement, or lack of shading from direct heat (radiant temperature) can all affect the potential for heat stress.

Types of heat stress

#1 Heat cramps

Heat cramps are painful and severe muscle spasms, primarily in the extremities and abdominal wall. Victims may experience profuse sweating, and dizziness. Treat by moving victim to a cool

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Nautilus Federation urges for global vaccination programme for seafarers








Nautilus Federation urges for global vaccination programme for seafarers

The Nautilus Federation urged governments and global organisations to establish a worldwide vaccination programme for seafarers and inland waterways transport crew.

The Federation unions believe that the crew change crisis could be addressed by an international attempt to vaccinate maritime and shipping professionals. An international effort would als ensure that seafarers do not miss out on vaccinations while travelling for work.

The joint statement notes that vaccination policies and authorisations by government agencies are different in many jurisdictions, with some vaccines not considered suitable by particular countries.

For this reason, it calls for seafarers who receive a vaccine outside of their country of domicile to only be given one

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La lucha contra el Covid marca la toma de posesión del nuevo Almirante de la Flota









El almirante Eugenio Díaz del Río Jáudenes ha asumido el mando de la Fuerza de la Armada «consciente de la responsabilidad de hacerlo en tiempos de pandemia»

Verónica SánchezROTA Actualizado:25/02/2021 18:07hGUARDAR

Mascarillas y distancia de seguridad para una toma de posesión con el coronavirus como indeseado protagonista, pero en un escenario único, el hangar del Juan Carlos I, buque insignia de la Armada Española, atracado en la Base Naval de Rota.

Allí, en una ceremonia presidida por el Almirante Jefe de Estado Mayor de la Armada (AJEMA), Antonio Matorell Lacave, que ha comenzado con un minuto de silencio en memoria de las víctimas del Covid-19, ha tomado posesión de su cargo el nuevo Almirante de la Flota (ALFLOT), el almirante

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Bizarre Cases of Food Poisoning on Three Different Ships


Male in the Maldives assisted the first crew to fall ill (Maldies Ports Limited photo)


02-23-2021 10:29:00

Three ships operating in different parts of the world are all reporting cases of food poisoning among their crew. At least two crew members have died while others have been transferred from their ships and hospitalized. It might be coincidental or an outbreak of the more common norovirus, a common gastrointestinal disease, but it rarely causes deaths.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Maldives reported the first cases at the beginning of February. A 22,641 dwt Thai bulk carrier, the Lanna Nare, was sailing from Australia to Sri Lanka on a voyage that was continuing to San Juan, Puerto Rico with a crew of 18 on

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