Shipowners’ Club supports ISWAN’s seminar on seafarer health

P&I insurer The Shipowners’ Club is supporting the International Seafarer’s Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) seminar on seafarers’ health as part of its ongoing partnership to look at the most prevalent health issues affecting seafarers.

The seminar will be held on the November 10th, 2016 at the Danish Shipowners’ Association in Copenhagen.

The seminar will highlight the most prevalent health issues affecting seafarers;

discuss current programmes with proven positive impacts on seafarers’ health, and focus on areas of health improvement that need further development

The seminar will feature presentations by several key figures in the industry, including Anne Steffensen, Director-General of Danish Ship Owners Association. In addition to this, afternoon sessions will be chaired by Dr Suresh Idnani, ISWAN Trustee and Senior Medical Advisor to the Norwegian centre of Maritime Medicine in Norway.

Louise Hall, Head of Loss Prevention at the Shipowners’ Club said: “We are excited to be partnering with ISWAN, whose ethos sits naturally alongside the Club in aiming to assist Members with all aspects of risk mitigation. As a Club, we see many crew related illnesses especially concerning heart problems, stomach issues and illnesses related to blood pressure. ISWAN, through their own research, have produced excellent materials that address the areas of concerns we see from incident notifications, but also those reported by the industry as a whole. We very much look forward to contributing towards the seminar.”

Roger Harris, ISWAN Executive Director said: “ISWAN is pleased to be able to hold this seminar on the health of seafarers. The seminar will emphasise the vital need for collaboration and partnership to improve the overall wellbeing of seafarers. We look forward to working with the Danish Seafarers’ Service and the Shipowners’ P&I Club on what will be a very informative day.”