Potable Water Testing

You just can’t take for granted that your onboard water supply is safe and clean to drink without proper testing. We all know the importance of clean safe drinking water and this is no different for your crew onboard your ship. No one wants to risk sick crew, poor performance, and damage to their reputation.

With ship safety, performance, and crew welfare our top priority we have developed the best in portable water testing kits to ensure your crew is looked after and performing at their best. They can only do this when all the basics are in place, such as having clean drinking water.

Know the risks.

Improper storage, testing, and sanitation of your onboard water is a catastrophe waiting to happen. In fact, it’s not an uncommon occurrence in the shipping industry. Legionnaires disease – a pneumonia-like respiratory infection caused by breathing in bacteria from untreated stagnant water – has been responsible for over 50 incidents associated with shipping just in the last 30 years.

Legionnaires isn’t the only risk factor when it comes to your vessel’s water supply. With raw sewage released just 12 miles from shore, you risk contaminating your water supply with bugs such as Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, noroviruses, Salmonella spp, Shigella sp, Cryptosporidium sp, and Enterotoxigenic E. coli to name just a few.

keeping your water properly tested and treated is not something you can overlook when you know the dangers that could be lurking in it. In fact, the risk is such that you must company with regulations for water safety to operate legally.

Is it a risk worth taking?

For a company that takes the welfare of its crew and the law seriously, it’s not. Not only would it risk the lives of your crew and reduce overall performance, but you also risk a huge slap on the wrist coming with fines and significant damage to your reputation. Using Martek Marines water testing kits avoids all these risks and it couldn’t be any simpler.

The easiest compliance there is

We at Martek Marine know the importance of proper water sanitation on your vessels, that why we have developed the highest quality and most straightforward range of portable water testing kits on the market. Our testing kits are guaranteed to keep you compliant with MLC 2006 and your duty to carry out proper testing on any consumable water on board.

We use equipment that makes testing your water as easy as possible so anyone onboard can do so without training.

You won’t find a kit more suited to your needs

We want our kits to work hard for you so you can get the most for your money. Not only do we make kits that provide the most number of tests available on the market, but you can top up your kits with spares as and when you need them. You won’t need to buy whole new kits unless you need to.

Keep it ocean-friendly

While crew welfare is your top priority, the maritime industry is taking more and more responsibility for its effect on the environment and mitigating this where it can too.

So while you may try to mitigate the issue of contaminated water by using bottled water, you’re only delaying the inevitable.

Using bottled water onboard your ships is potentially unsustainable. Not only does it add to the plastic waste problem the whole world is facing, but you don’t know what regulations about the use of plastic bottles may arise.

Save yourself the headache of needing to implement water testing later down the line, and do it now and help preserve the environment while you at it.

Clean water, healthy crew

No one wants to risk their crew’s health and performance with contaminated water. Let Martek Marine help you stay on top of your water testing, keeping it clean and fresh with kits that can pick up the smallest of contamination. Rest assured no one will be picking up any bugs when you’ve got our kits on hand.

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