The world’s reliance on shipping and its seafarers has been brought into sharp focus by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Seafarers are resilient people, able to draw on their already well-developed mental strength. Nevertheless Covid-19 presents a new danger and has created significant difficulties in relation to tours of duty and crew changes. These films examines how people working at sea can seek to protect themselves and their colleagues and stay safe and well through diet and exercise. Looking at how the virus might be carried to a ship and how it might spread once onboard, observing the importance of the cleanliness of hands and commonly touched surfaces on board a ship.
Steamship Mutual Management has released a series of short films, produced by Marine Media Enterprises and supported by Columbia ShipManagement and ISWAN, which looks at what Covid-19 means for the seafarer and aims to bring succinct and practical advice to those working at sea.