International SOS Launches MedSea Marine Medical Assistance Chinese Services

22 February 2018 ,  —


 From precautionary advice to professional emergency assistance, providing unparalleled world class medical care to seafarers

Beijing - International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel safety services company, has officially launched MedSea Marine Medical Assistance's Chinese service.


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International SOS' MedSea Marine Medical Assistance Service is a comprehensive, integrated medical solution designed for the shipping industry. Specifically tailored to support fleet and seafarers, this service already provides daily assistance to more than 1,000 vessels and more than 22,000 seafarers worldwide.  This includes maritime and shore medical advice and assistance to help enterprises effectively control costs and meet the industry's internal compliance requirements.

The launch of the Chinese service means that seamen can directly contact the SOS Beijing Help Center at any time and speak with Chinese speaking staff. This will enhance the current overall global level of maritime medical assistance services and provide better localisation services for Chinese shipping companies.

Karel van de Pijpekamp, CEO of International SOS China, said: "China is a big country for international trade and shipping. Its container throughput and fleet rank is among the top in the world. It has seven of the top 10 container ports in the world. As a result, there is a huge demand for services provided in Chinese. Our world-leading service will provide unparalleled world-class medical care to Chinese seafarers, helping them implement employee care obligations while ensuring business continuity."

Medsea Marine Medical Assistance Services include:
Open 24/7, unlimited medical advice to seafarers at all times through sound workplace medical record management
Providing seamless connectivity to disembarkation medical assistance when customers need it
Regular and detailed medical record
Provide medical assessments and solutions remotely
Provide medical alerts and quarterly medical industry journals to support the organisation's loss prevention work program

About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help you meet compliance reporting needs for good governance. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group is trusted by 11,000 organisations, including over half of the Fortune Global 500, multi-national corporate clients and mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 11,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact:
Xia Shuyang
International SOS
(021) 2510 9718