Posted: 5th November 2014 | Written by: MedAire
Yachties may now confidently explore new destinations with the support of MedAire, the global travel safety provider. The MedAire Sea to Shore app for iPad is the first of its kind, delivering medical and travel safety information to crew and guests on luxury and expedition yacht excursions.
Users have access to information on hundreds of popular and off-the-beaten path yacht destinations. The app displays content based on a user’s destinations of interest and upcoming itineraries. Captains and crew can see at a glance the medical and travel risk ratings, local time, current weather, and sunrise/ sunset times for each destination on their custom dashboard.
Medical, security, and travel information relating to each destination, including a calendar of holidays and events that may affect shoreside excursions, is also provided based on a user’s MedAire Membership Level.
“Guests aboard these vessels expect the crew to monitor and care for every detail of their trip, including their onshore excursions, so they can enjoy their holidays,” said Steven Bates, General Manager of Luxury Yachts for MedAire. “We designed the app to help captains stay abreast of the latest advice and information about health and safety risks that could affect their itinerary, so they can prepare their crew and guests as appropriate.”
Users with full MedAire Membership receive Port Risk Assessments, an invaluable briefing document for crew and guests during onshore excursions, as well as on-the-go security and medical guides and travel advice specific to the visited country.
In the event a significant or unforeseen event occurs like a disease outbreak or a natural disaster, MedAire Sea to Shore provides information about the event, and advice to mitigate risk to crew and guests.
The global MedAire network is available should additional assistance, like hospital arrangements or evacuation to appropriate medical care, be needed.
MedAire Members have one-click access to contact MedLink, MedAire’s 24/7 global response center that provides sea-to-shore medical advice and assistance.
The app allows members to send photos and medical requests to the MedAire medical team for timely assistance, as well as hosts a number of medical references to supplement the MCA training they have undergone.
All users of the MedAire Sea to Shore app receive access to weather by destination, currency conversion tools, and nearby lodging and dining options.
Medical, security and travel information is cached on a user’s iPad ensuring this vital information is accessible even without Wi-Fi.
The MedAire Sea to Shore app for iPad requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Crew members have relied on MedAire’s medical and travel safety solutions since 1985. MedAire built the yachting industry’s largest network of medical and safety professionals to ensure crew and guests are safe and secure at sea and on shore.
Yacht crew and guests receive quality medical and security advice, information, and assistance around the world; supported by MedAire’s medical kit systems and MCA-compliant first responder training.