As experience has well taught Flag State, IMO mandated STCW regulations hold sway over activities and projections with sometimes less than positive results in timely effectiveness. Progressive methods can be employed to reduce crew loss and downtime with due to crew health and sanctioning.

Heretofore unknown or yet to be perfected methods and treatments can now be used by your Ships Managers and Agents to help keep clean or sanitize workstations and accommodation spaces.

Operational Priorities regarding ship and crew and ship quarantine prevention and overall health begins at the lower deck with the most modern systems available in the forms of non-governmentally restricted treatments and mechanical applicators…..

Avoiding the consequences of infectious decease restrictions with crew loss resulting chartering issues, scheduling, and training penalties should begin with a broad understanding of those prevention methods currently available that were not in place just prior to the present situations.