“The colleagues from the French Society on Maritime Medicine (SFMM) have written a monography on the mental health of seafarers that is very complete and therefore highly recommendable to all our members and readers. The book is in French only so far, as a hard copy and as e-book”.

264 Pages
ISBN: 9782322419234


ICS International Medical Guide for Seafarers and Fishers

IMHA member Suzanne Stannard has edited the new International Medical Guide for Seafarers and Fishers, produced by the International Chamber of Shipping.

The International Medical Guide for Seafarers and Fishers is:

1. International and applicable globally 

  • Terminology and medical guidance is recognised and applicable globally
  • Medicines and equipment are available globally, right now
  • Reviewed and approved by international organisations representing shipowners, seafarer unions and maritime health professionals
  • Latest medical knowledge from maritime medical practitioners from every continent available in one guide

2. Comprehensive and up-to-date

  • Guidance on all injuries, illnesses and health issues experienced on ships and fishing vessels
  • Brand new chapters not available in existing international guides, including a chapter on assessing and treating mental health
  • Action cards address emergency situations and can be carried in the medical bag for quick access
  • Updated Ship’s Medicine Chest includes medicines and equipment that are easy to source anywhere in the world, right now

3. Practical and user-friendly

  • Easy-to-use format for a non-medical professional to navigate and apply in a medical situation
  • 3D visual aids, tables, charts and assessment forms to help crew follow procedures correctly and find the most important information quickly
  • Print and digital ebook formats available to give shipping companies flexibility and confidence that a guide will always be available in a way that suits crews and voyages
  • Comprehensive index includes symptoms to help readers find what they need quickly

Read More (link to the book on the ICS website:

See the suite of video assets featuring interviews from Glennda Canlas and Rob Verbist: