Found unfit for ship service

If you have, as a seafarer or fisherman, been found unfit for ship service, you must not arrange for a new medical examination by a maritime medical practitioner.

However, you can forward an application to the Danish Maritime Authority requesting a permit to be subjected to a new medical examination. Applications for new medical examinations should be forwarded by email to: The following information should be given in the email:

  • Name and CPR no.
  • When were you examined by a medical practitioner?
  • Have you been issued with a health certificate previously?
  • Why would you like to be granted this permit? Remember to enclose any documentation.

Please observe that it is also possible to complain about the decision made by the maritime medical practitioner if you have been found unfit for ship service.

Read about the possibilities of complaining here.



Maritime Regulation and Legal Affairs
Kristina Ravn, Director, Maritime Regulation and Legal Affairs
+45 72 19 62 37