Medical practitioners and health

At the Danish Maritime Authority, we care about your well-being on board.

When you are surrounded by water and when medical assistance from the mainland is far away, it is extremely important to be in good health. Therefore, regular medical and health checks are mandatory for all seafarers.

Read more about the requirements that you must meet.

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.

Read about medical examinations here