As a specialist broker, Health Cover Now assists seafarers and superyacht crews in finding comprehensive health plans that include private health insurance and wellness programs. To meet the complex needs of our maritime customers, we strive to provide the highest levels of service in the industry.
Depending on your requirements, we can offer individual and group insurance and coverage for immediate family members. Adding Group Health Insurance to a ship’s P&I policy can cover accidents and illnesses that occur while the crew is onshore. One of the best ways to attract new employees, keep them on board, and inspire them is to implement a comprehensive group health insurance plan.
We offer affordable plans to cover Crew and Seafarers who work on all vessel types. Whether you’re a crew management company, vessel owner, captain or crew member rest assured that you have the best team behind you from Health Cover Now.
We focus on medical insurance, so you can concentrate on what matters most; keeping your vessel operational and moving through the world’s oceans.
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Big Data Analysis, and the Internet of Things (IoT), are increasingly being used on vessels to improve vessel management, crew safety, ultimately driving shipping efficiency and delivery times.
Here are 5 Technologies advances to know about:-
1. Autonomous Control Systems
This technology supports vessel navigation to ensure routes are adhered to and vessels stay on time. It also brings many advantages during port operations when maneuvering in tight spaces and reducing collisions
2. Big Data Analysis
In-depth analysis is used to collect as many data points as possible relating to a ship’s cargo, trim & stability, navigational issues, and engine performance. The data is analyzed and compared against targets and benchmarks to support crews and vessel owners in driving output.
3. IoT on Vessels
With Iot on board, there is greater control of key electrical and hydraulic systems and the ability to closely monitor the crew. This not only improves overall systems management but can be critical in emergency situations where a captain needs to warn his crew or isolate certain areas of a ship
4. Augmented Reality
AR is being used for training purposes and to help the students gain hands-on experience without having to be on board a physical vessel. This training is more beneficial during high-risk safety scenarios. AR is being used in areas of maintenance and repair work where specialist technicians can remotely assess issues and provide advice.
5. Robots and Drones
Some companies are already using robots in high-risk repair situations and drones are being deployed to not only inspect things like hull/vessel integrity but also used as an early warning mechanisms in the event of piracy.