On September 1, 2019, the order for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen will be changed. Because of this change, it is no longer a requirement to hold a Danish Health Certificate when employed on Danish ships.
Rasmus Høy Thomsen, Director:
The change removes an administrative burden and at the same time making it easier to be a seafarer on Danish ships.
In future, seafarers can use health certificates issued by an approved maritimemedicalpractitioner from their own country.
This means that:
- Seafarers are no longer required to undergo a Danish medical examination or to hold a Danish health certificate.
- Seafarers must be in possession of a valid health certificate based on a medical examination undertaken in a country that has implemented the STCW and the MLC.
- It is no longer a requirement for the shipmaster or the shipping company to send the health information of seafarers to the Danish Maritime Authority after medical examinations carried out abroad.
- The seafarer must be able to present a valid health certificate at all times during his / her employment. It is up to the shipmaster and the shipping company to ensure that the health certificate meets the necessary requirements.