The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. It presents major challenges to seafarers and shipowners due to the lockdown of countries, travel restrictions, changes in local regulations, problems accessing healthcare ashore when needed, and worries if crewmembers develop COVID-19-like symptoms while at sea. In some countries and regions, the infection numbers are still rising while in others, the infection rate is declining with many countries and regions slowly opening to greater human interaction. One of the critical features in addressing the pandemic as well as easing lockdown has been testing for the disease. Gard receives many questions about the use of tests, and has sought the assistance and expertise of doctors at the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine to help answer some of the questions.
02 JUN 2020
28 MAY 2020
In this article, we interview Torunn Biller White, Gard’s Chief Risk Officer and talk about how Gard manages risk and the methodology for identifying emerging risks in the medium and long term.
27 MAY 2020
The Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig - will be held on Thursday, 18 June 2020.
27 MAY 2020
When doing a risk assessment, we often overcomplicate it and forget its real purpose.
22 MAY 2020
On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs and shipowners and charterers. The significance of the document lies in the fact that it represents an attempt by the US Government to set out the standards by which the marine industries will be judged if they are linked to sanctions breaking.
A permit to work (PTW) is a formal authorization system to control work activities and is considered to be an integral part of safe work systems.