MSN 1887 Maritime labour convention medical certification

Details on how to obtain or validate a seafarer medical certificate, the medical standards and categories including the review (appeal) system.


MSN 1887 (M) MLC 2006 medical certification

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This notice should be read in conjunction with the merchant shipping (maritime labour convention) (medical certification) regulations 2010 as amended and merchant shipping notice MSN 1886 (M+F) on medical standards and eyesight standards for seafarers.

The regulations do not apply to seafarers on fishing vessels (to which the merchant shipping (work in fishing convention) (medical certification) regulations 2018 apply - see MSN 1883 (F)), pleasure vessels (not used commercially) and offshore installations whilst on their working stations.

Notice to

  • shipowners
  • ship operators and ship managers
  • employers of seafarers
  • masters
  • officers
  • seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations
Published 28 November 2018