Medical examinations

​​​​​​In order to be able to work on board Danish ships, including fishing vessels, you must regularly be subject to a medical examination and be found fit for ship service at this examination.

If you are between the age of 16 and 18, you must be examined at maximum intervals of 12 months. If you have turned 18 years of age, an examination every second year will normally be sufficient.

Regulations for the examination of seafarers and fishermen

Health certificates on the basis of medical examinations are only issued to seafarers or fishermen. Special regulations apply to divers. The same is the case with sight and hearing tests for yachtsmen.

Are you a seafarer or fisherman?​

Read more about the definition of seafarers and fishermen under​ Conditions of employment.



Seafarers, Certification and Social Affairs
Lya Jytte Frantzen, Administrative Clerk
+45 72 19 61 46