Industry Issues


Seafarer Health

Because seafarers spend a significant percentage of their lives at sea, they invariably acquire illnesses from time to time. It is important that seafarers receive medical attention and be appropriately quarantined, when absolutely necessary, to ensure that illnesses are not spread to other crewmembers or to the public.

Learn more about international travel and health requirements.
Learn more about the U.S. reporting requirements for ill crewmembers.


On February 10, 2006, the World Shipping Council submitted comments on proposed changes to rules governing the control of communicable diseases. Read comments.