E-Handbook for seafarers’ medical examiners

The aim of this handbook is:

    • To assist doctors who issue statutory medical fitness certificates for seafarers with their work, both when learning the task and when taking decisions on individual seafarers.
    • To provide detailed advice on how to take decisions on the fitness of seafarers to work at sea that supplements the recommendations in international conventions and guidelines.
    • To explain the knowledge base for decisions on seafarer fitness.
    • To provide information on the risks that the fitness criteria for common conditions aim to prevent.
    • To include those conditions which most commonly lead to problems in decision taking. 

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