Maritime Health Services Launches Its Website

Image of founder and CEO David Best, with the MHS company logo.

Maritime Health Services, a company founded by David Best who has years of experience in maritime public health and training, launched its new website. offers information about establishing and maintaining public health protocols and outlines best practices to achieve a sustainable approach to safeguarding the health of crew and the financial well-being inherent in building a reputation of corporate care.

Proactive Public Health Culture

‘In recent years, public health has moved more center stage in the ethos of maritime companies. For those of us immersed in the implications of the benefits of a proactive public health culture, it’s welcome news,’ Best said. ‘Of course, the parameters of public health can be misunderstood or considered less than valuable as a part of a company’s strategic planning. Our new website—and related blog and social posts—are intended as resources to propel maritime public health even further forward.’

Site visitors can peruse information about suggested policies and procedures, training and coaching, inspections and audits, outbreak investigation management, and compliance and technical considerations, and request consultations.

Mission Statement

‘Our mission is to provide cost-effective, client-tailored services that empower maritime companies of all sizes to create successful and sustainable public health cultures, Best said. ‘The launch of our website is a critical first step in both learning more about us and, also, creating a foundational framework for our industry to dig deeper into promoting public health, with our upcoming blogs intent on doing the same.’

Based in Constanţa, Romania, Maritime Health Services is available to work with the global shipping, cruise and yachting markets.

Best founded the company in 2021 after consulting for Vikand Solutions as director of public health. Earlier roles included head of public health for Carnival Maritime in Hamburg where he forged the Costa Group’s first centralized public health department, superintendent for occupational health and safety within AIDA Cruises’ quality assurance department and training coordinator at Rickmers Shipmanagement.