Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV), the mobile ship repair arm of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, is offering a 24/7 Covid-19 disinfection service for ships
DSHV said it has sought to maintain service to its clients throughout the pandemic and is now extending its scope of work in a way that specifically meets current needs. The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that where there is a case of Covid-19 on board a vessel, the cabin, living quarters and the rest of the ship are disinfected.
The disinfection service is based on WHO-approved methods using stabilised hydrogen peroxide. The colourless, odourless solution causes no damage to surfaces. All areas aboard the vessel will be disinfected with approved methods including a risk assessment. Personnel are required to observe strict hygiene requirements and wear high-quality PPE.
The service has been successfully performed for the cruise sector and can be provided to any type of vessel. DSHV has two separate and isolated areas used prior to attendance and after disembarking the vessel.
DSHV managing director Jozeph W D Quak said “As with a lot of viruses, the coronavirus can be spread more easily on board a ship. People are in close proximity to each other on a vessel and self-isolation can be more difficult in such a limited space. The disease can be spread not only with coughing and sneezing, but also touching areas that have been infected. Therefore, hygiene and disinfection are essential. With this service we are looking to assist our clients through this challenging time.”
The company said its safety measures will continue to be updated in line with the latest rules and regulations. The service can be provided alongside as well as during voyages according to client requirements. DSHV joins other companies who have adopted measures to mitigate the crisis.
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