COVID-19 at sea

Management and prevention of COVID-19 at sea pose particular challenges to the maritime sector. This page provides an overview of key resources.

​The maritime COVID-19 assessment tool

The international maritime covid-19 assessment tool, developed by the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine, with the financial support by Gard AS, is an interactive, web-based decision support tool for officers responsible for medical treatment on board ships and mobile offshore units, with information on assessment, treatment and follow-up of individuals with suspected Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at sea. We welcome your feedback on post@ncmm.no.

Information about Covid-19 testing

COVID-19 tests may give false sense of security


Overview of current regulations and recommendations for ships and shipowners

Radio Medico Norway – advice for ships and ship owners (PDF)

Practical, social and psychological challenges

These are challenging times for many. If you or your colleagues on board are feeling anxious, depressed or worried about the current pandemic, extended contracts on board, family and friends at home or any other issues it is important that you seek support sooner rather than later. You may find support from friends or colleagues on board or you can find information, advice and access to support services at


Further sources of information

Gard The Norwegian Maritime Authorities The Norwegian Coastal administration The Norwegian Institute of Public Health The Norwegian Directorate of Health International Maritime Organisation The International Air Transport AssociationWorld Health Organisation

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