Bloomberg Law
Oct. 26, 2022, 8:52 AM

Insurer Launches App for Sick Seafarers Stranded Without Doctors

K. Oanh Ha
K. Oanh Ha
Bloomberg News

Marine insurer Gard P&I Bermuda Ltd. released a free app Wednesday to improve health care on commercial vessels following a sharp increase in crew illness and death claims.

The Mariners Medico Guide, which can be used without an internet connection, is specifically designed for seafarers and offers step-by-step guidance on treating crew for physical and mental health issues at sea.

The Mariners Medico app.
Source: Gard P&I Bermuda Ltd.

Cargo and commercial vessels often only have one crew member who is appointed as medical officer and given only basic training. The app was designed by doctors who specialize in maritime medicine and is aimed at users with ...

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