Health certificates for seafarers and fishermen

​​​​​​​All seafarers and fishermen on board Danish ships must hold a valid health certificate whereby the seafarer is found fit for ship service, possibly with limitations. The health certificate is also referred to as the "Blue Book".

Health certificates are issued following a medical examination by a maritime medical practitioner in Denmark or by the master abroad.

The Danish health certificate is in full compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and the STCW Convention.

If a health certificate has gone lost, the Danish Maritime Authority can issue a new certificate. Please contact ​



Seafarers, Certification and Social Affairs
Søfarende og certifikater
+45 72 19 60 00