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 recent assessment has he made of the impact of the requirement for doctors issuing Seafarer medical certificates to be approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency on the ability of seafarers to obtain those certificates.

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The impact of requiring doctors to be approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has not been assessed as this is necessary to comply with the relevant international Conventions.

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