Seafarers, Certification and Social Affairs

We provide service to seafarers and shipowners in cases related to seafarers' conditions of employment, etc. We strive to consider cases in due time, in a competent manner, and with a high level of service.

We have the following responsibilities:

We issue inter alia:

  • Certificates of competency
  • Certificates of recognition
  • Call sign certificates
  • Certificates for yachtsmen
  • Pilot certificates

We coordinate:

  • Tests for yacht masters
  •  SRC radio tests

We consider reimbursements in cases on:

  • Health insurance
  • Benefits

We receive reports on:

  • Seafarers' health-related fitness for duty
  • Occupational accidents
  • Data on seagoing service

We consider complaints about, inter alia, the following:

  • Medical certificates
  • Conditions of employment
  • Hours of rest
  • On-board conditions

We authorise the following:

  • Maritime medical practitioners
  • Diving doctors



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