General objective – Aim
HEALTHY SAILING aims to contribute to improving the quality of passenger shipping services brought to society, facilitating recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and making the passenger shipping sector safer, more resilient, competitive and efficient.
A consortium of 24 partners with vast experience and in-depth knowledge will produce evidence for infection control on large passenger ships, validate measures introduced for infectious disease prevention/mitigation/management, and develop training for use in ship operations and policymaking. Together, the implementation of these actions will work to reduce the occurrence of public health incidents on board large passenger ships.
Measures for prevention, mitigation and management will be innovative, multi-layered, risk and evidence-based, cost effective and tested. Considering the specificities and needs of different ship types, sizes and destinations, the measures introduced will be differentiated for large ferries, cruise ships and expedition vessels.
Overview of HEALTHY SAILING outputs and infectious disease prevention, mitigation and management measures
HEALTHY SAILING’S SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES