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Tritan Software has announced the launch of SeaConsult, a new telehealth solution that will be provided at no cost to all clients during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has increased its remote survey offerings to support the accelerated transition to remote services that is occurring due to the spread of COVID-19.
Northern Sky Research (NSR) has published the 8th edition of its Maritime SATCOM Markets report that finds mixed impact to Maritime Satcom Markets in the near-term, a challenging middle period, yet optimism for longer-term sector health.
The Mission to Seafarers has launched a virtual challenge campaign called Global Champions Unite to support seafarers at this time.
GAC has partnered with Singapore-based start-up F-drones to develop large-scale drones that can deliver up to 100 kilograms of supplies over 100 kilometres to vessels and offshore platforms. Testing is currently underway on F-drones' 3rd prototype that is capable of handling items up to 5 kilogram over 50 kilometres.
The Thome Group has successfully undergone a series of remote audits with DNV GL in various locations due to the widespread lockdown restrictions across the globe.
The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the shipping industry, as well as online seminars, webinars and workshops. The idea for the project came from WISTA Norway.
Marlink has made available three of its XChange Telemed healthcare diagnosis kits to France’s TMAS, which will use them to support Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente (SAMU) during the Coronavirus outbreak.
FrontM, a collaboration software provider to the maritime and aviation industries, has collaborated with Inmarsat and maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND, to provide seafarers with immediate access to a COVID-19 healthcare hotline. This service will deliver frontline medical information to the shipping industries and seafaring workforce at a time when they need it the most.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, the London-based charity Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million ($2.46 million), with grants being awarded immediately to delivery partners providing advice and support for individual seafarers affected by the widespread coronavirus impacts.
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