Guidance to Help Tourism Operators Plan Medical Provision for Visits to South Georgia
GSGSSI is pleased to make available “Guidelines for the Provision of Medical Care in South Georgia and other Antarctic Marine Areas by Seaborne Adventure Tourism”. This document identifies the medical risks associated with visits to South Georgia and offers advice and guidance to cruise ship operators and other visitors about the provision of appropriate medical care. The guidance in this document reflects expert medical advice prepared for the GSGSSI by World Extreme Medicine following consultation with stakeholders and a medical expert peer review process.
We hope operators will welcome this guidance and we encourage them to use it to help them to ensure that their vessels have appropriate medical resources on board and ashore to care for passengers and crew during visits to South Georgia.
The guidance is not intended to be comprehensive or prescriptive, but sets out guidelines and suggestions for operators with a wider application to the tourism in the southern oceans and operators should take such further advice as they consider necessary.
We hope, that these guidelines will be of assistance and will prove to be helpful for the operators of visiting tourist vessels and private vessel owners alike.
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