The appointment for getting a crew member’s medical certificate must be made in good time:
Phone 06 521 5500 (office) on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
A recognised medical practitioner at the health centre for seafarers has the right to issue a seafarer’s pre-sea examination certificate required at the time of departure for maritime work or at the start of related studies.
At the time of the initial examination, a radiologist’s expert opinion on the lung X-ray (not older than one year) must be presented if the seafarer is engaged on international voyages. Lung scan is not required for seafarers engaged on domestic voyages.
The lung X-ray is usually taken at the home municipality health centre and the X-ray statement is included in the pre-sea examination.
The periodic examination can be conducted a recognised medical practitioner in a health centre for seafarers, a private medical centre, or a health centre.
The pre-sea and periodic examinations shall include:
Instructions for seafarers coming for their examination
Period of validity and price of the certificate