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.
The maritime medical practitioner always decides whether a seafarer is fit for ship service, possibly with limitations.
The decision is made in consideration of the seafarer's or the fisherman's health and safety, the rest of the crew and the ship's safety.

Special regulations apply to divers. The same is the case with sight and hearing tests for yachtsmen.

Maritime medical examiners, medical examinations and health certificates

Are you a seafarer or fisherman?​

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



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