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Legionnaires’ Disease on Merchant Ships – more prevalent that most people think

shipsan sterilant sprayInfection on merchant ships can be much more likely than many companies like to think. All forms of infection on board point to a breach in infection control and usually point to an area of lapse in house-keeping.  Infections on boardmost often will include mean Norovirus or Gastroenteritis, the common cold and not so often but in warm climates the damp sea atmosphere makes Legionnaires' Disease a prime consideration.  Shipsan® Sterilant is ideal for use in water systems, for final stage sterilisation in all areas on the ship. Check out our products tab at the top of the page for specifics or call us today on 00 44 (0) 1684 290077 or email us.  Whether it is your water, accommodation areas, systems we are here Shipsan Infection Controlto help, our confidential fast and effective solutions have helped many...

Water Safety Plans for ships and yachts

The Importance of Water Safety Plans

Water Safwater safety plany Plans need to include elements advised by the WHO Guide to Ship Sanitation.  It advises that there are 3 components to a Water Safety Plan: 1.      System Assessments (including description of the supply system up to the point of consumption) 2.      Operational Monitoring (including identification and monitoring of the control measures applied on board the vessel) 3.      Management and communication (including verification and programmes to manage people and processes)

Port health authorities recognise the importance of Water Safety Plans  “it will often be the case that we may have to limit our questions to just establishing whether such a plan exists or not due to time constraints (the requirement exists under point 9.1.3 of the WHO Technical Handbook, and the content of Chapter 4 of the European Manual for Hygiene Standards and Communicable Diseases Surveillance on Passenger ships is based on the...

Ballast Water Latest IMO


Latest on the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention

Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the convention’s final entry-into-force requirement has been met. Although that process is not yet complete, and will continue for up to three more weeks, IMO is in a position to confirm that the November ratifications did not trigger the convention’s entry into force. Forty-seven countries have now ratified the convention, substantially more than the 30 required, but their combined fleets comprise, at most, 34.56 per cent of global tonnage, with 35 per cent required for entry into force. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said, “The recent ratifications have brought the BWM Convention so very close to entry into force. While we cannot predict exactly...