VIKAND to manage Heritage Expeditions’ medical needs

VIKAND—the maritime medical operations and public health provider—has signed a medical management agreement with small ship expedition cruise company, Heritage Expeditions. The company will manage all medical operations on board its new exploration vessel, ’Heritage Adventurer’. Holding records for the most northern and southern Arctic and [Read more...]

2022-05-14T10:57:27+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Safety|

NPH tests Virgin’s crew for COVID

Newcastle, UK-based occupational health and wellbeing company, NPH Group, has won a contract to supply onsite and offsite COVID-19 testing services to Virgin Voyages.   This contract comes ahead of the launch of two new vessels, ‘Valiant Lady’ and ‘Resilient Lady, in the UK and [Read more...]

2022-05-14T10:35:48+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Safety|

Seahaven passes muster

Survitec’s Seahaven, claimed to be the world’s largest inflatable lifeboat, has completed the IMO A.520 physical tests as required by class society Lloyd’s Register (LR). It was officially launched to the cruise industry during Seatrade Cruise Global this week. The 1,060-capacity inflatable lifeboat system for [Read more...]

2022-04-28T13:52:37+00:00 April 28th, 2022|Safety|

ITF inspectors blocked at Dover

Nautilus International and the ITF have called on the UK Government to intervene, after inspectors seeking to ensure the welfare of seafarers were denied access to P&O Ferries vessels at the Port of Dover on 19th April. In what was claimed to be an almost [Read more...]

2022-04-28T13:27:09+00:00 April 28th, 2022|Safety|

VIKAND Partners with Meritech

Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND has partnered with Meritech to promote its automatic handwashing system, the patented Cleantech. “We’re really pleased to be representing Meritech’s automated handwashing system, as it has a proven track record of improving on board hygiene for both passengers and crew, particularly [Read more...]

2022-04-13T20:10:18+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Safety|