Shipping: Medical Certificates

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2022.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the seafarer medical certificate regulations in order to reduce (a) complications, (b) delays and (c) additional expense for seafarers obtaining medical certificates.

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The seafarer medical certificate infrastructure and procedure is under continuous assessment by the medical administration team at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for compliance with the relevant international Conventions, to ensure sound clinical decision making and for provision of a quality service.

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