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Document ID (ISN)105585
CIS number 06-1109
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hasanzadeh M.A., Aziabadi E., Alipour N.A.
Title Health services system for seafarers and fishermen in Iran
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.56, No.1/4, p.173-184. 6 ref.
Abstract This article describes the Iranian maritime health services system. The national Iranian shipping line IRISL owns the largest commercial fleet in the Middle East and operates 137 ships. The national shipping companies employ collectively over 5900 seafarers. There are 11,000 fishing ships and boats and the number of Iranian fishermen is estimated at 124,000. Seafarers and fishermen are regularly medically examined and issued health certificates, according to the national regulations. The health services system is linked to the port authorities throughout the country. Observations, data and relevant statistics on the health problems of the national maritime workers are collected regularly.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; national organization; fishing; ships; sea transport; Iran
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; pre-employment medical examinations; medical examinations; harbours
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation