Pursuant to section 7 of the Notice on courses and certificates for persons in charge of medical care on ships (the medical care at sea courses), the Danish Maritime Authority recognises certificates issued by an EU/EEA country in line with the European Parliament's and the Council's Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications including the Council's Directive on the minimum requirements for health and safety in order to improve medical treatment on board vessels.
This means that a seafarer who has a certificate as a person in charge of medical care on board ships issued by an EU/EEA country already holds a valid certificate so that they can immediately act as a person in charge of medical care on board ships with the Danish flag.
A seafarer who holds a certificate as a person in charge of medical care on board ships issued by a country other than an EU/EEA country or a shipping company who intends to employ a seafarer with such a certificate, may contact the Danish Maritime Authority to have the certificate recognised so that the holder can serve on board Danish ships.
The Danish Maritime Authority requires that the person in charge of medical care with a course taken outside the EU must take a supplementary course so that the seafarer can obtain a certificate of recognition as a person in charge of medical care on Danish flagged ships".
The on-board medical care is organised on the basis of the below
Additional legislative texts on maritime health
For inquiries regarding Certificates of recognition, please contact
+45 72 19 60 15
Centre for Maritime Health Service
+45 72 19 60 04