Martek Marine

20% of Ship Diversions Can be Avoided with Telemedicine Services

The potential cost saving to the maritime industry is in excess of $168 million per year.


A ship at sea is one of the most challenging environments in which to provide healthcare. Recent legislation from the Maritime Labour Convention requires ship owners to offer seafarers a level of medical care as close as possible to that available onshore. This paper examines the costs to the shipping industry of providing healthcare and handling medical emergencies and explores the role which telemedicine can play in improving on-board healthcare provision and crew welfare.


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Did you know 98% of seafarers would like telemedicine on ships?

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