According to the latest statistics, over 25 percent of people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and for those working offshore, this figure is significantly and potentially dangerously higher. What’s more, the problem’s growing.
This shocking real-life account is from Captain VS Parani, a highly experienced ship’s captain based in Cyprus, whose impressive career has recently seen him manage the crewing & training functions for over 6000 seafarers.
Gunshot wounds, severed limbs, broken bones, tropical diseases, allergic reactions and sudden cardiac arrest: just some of the emergencies experienced at sea according to results released in a recent seafarers’ survey carried out by maritime professionals’ trade union Nautilus International and global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine.
It’s true, females perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation less efficiently than their male counterparts! The intriguing news comes on the back of a study carried out by researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel.
Martek Marine are delighted to be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2017, where a pioneering exhibition on disruptive sustainability offers visitors the opportunity to take a rare sneak peek at the must-see, disruptive breakthrough technologies being embraced by some of the largest maritime organisations and associations across the globe to radically improve their operations: maximising productivity, improving safety and reducing costs. The event takes place between May 30th and June 2nd at Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo.
Seafarers are the lifeblood of the shipping industry and are critical to its future sustainability. That said, are we doing enough to ensure the welfare of those at sea? Furthermore, could major improvements to crew welfare save the shipping industry millions of dollars per year?
In the first instalment of our 2-part blog, we disclose the top 5 most frequently asked questions about potable water on ships, outlining the importance of properly managed water in storage and distribution systems and identify some of the serious issues that can result from contaminated potable water.
When Ryan Kim was found underwater without a pulse and not breathing, he was close to death by drowning. His friend, Dan, rushed to alert the attention of the lifeguards. Soon he was on the back of a Jet Ski and back on dry land, but he still wasn’t out of danger yet.
After 4 sets of CPR the team of experienced lifeguards still couldn’t stabilise the Korean student; he had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Ryan needed a defibrillator to save his life and he needed it quickly – luckily the Lifeguard tower was equipped with the lifesaving equipment. Enlisting the help of a passer-by, the defibrillator was rushed to the victim’s aid and thankfully reached the scene within a few minutes, increasing the student’s chances of survival dramatically. Continue reading “Defibrillator saves life of surfer clinically dead for five minutes”