There are a series of National and International Standards that define statutory regulations and recommendations for the provision of medical facilities on board both private (leisure) and commercial vessels offshore. The main documents are listed opposite.
The various regulations do not always concur in terms of detail on different aspects of design and provision of medical facilities. MSOS Ltd provides guidance regarding the regulations and recommendations, to facilitate the development of both compliant design, and construction of medical facilities that are fit for purpose.
The major advances in both global communication and medical technology have transformed remote medicine over the past 20 years. Medical technology, particularly 'point-of-care testing', is now eminently transferable offshore, and can make a real, sustainable difference to patient care, wherever that care may be required in the world.
MSOS Ltd have detailed experience of using the most recent medical technology, and can provide practical advice regarding both provision and operation offshore.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations
C92 Accommodation of Crews Convention
C133 Accommodation of crew
C164 Health Protection and Medical care (Seafarers) Convention
R105 Ships Medicine Chest Recommendations
R106 Medical Advice at Sea Recommendations
European Union Council Directives
CD 92/29/EEC: Medical treatment on board vessels
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA):
Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1844(M)
Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1768 (M+F)
Ship’s Medical Stores
Marine Guidance Note MGN 481(M)
Crew Accommodation, Supplementary Guidance
Red Ensign Group: The Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3)
Red Ensign Group: The Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) 6th Ed