Marine Medical provide the services of repatriation to sick and injured seafarers to any point in the world, and to the seafarer’s home country. If ongoing care is not available in the seafarer’s home country, we also provide aeromedical transfer to centres of excellence which are known to ourselves.
Our prime objective is to repatriate the patient within medically safe circumstances, mindful of the costs involved. Our prime objective is to repatriate by commercial flight if at all possible. If this is not available or practical, we may need to consider the option of a stretcher aboard a commercial flight, or even an air ambulance as a matter of last resort.
We will always work closely with the club, and we are quite happy to take their opinion and work on a practical solution. We can of course only provide those services that are available, and use our best endeavours at all times to satisfy all parties.
Marine Medical has undertaken thousands of aero medical evacuations over the last thirty years, and we look forward to assisting P & I Clubs and shipowners to successfully return their crew to their homeland.
Alternative methods of transportation can also be used for repatriation, such as by sea, or by train. We always look at the overall situation, and are mindful of owners’ exposure and potential liability in the actions that we carry out.
We have offices in three countries which assists in the timely deployment of escorts, and we also operate a visa awareness program within the company to ensure that all escorts maximise visa potential in readiness for repatriations.