Maritime Education and Training Ireland
Medical Fitness

A medical fitness certificate is required by all seafarers who work on commercial ships.  A medical fitness certificate is also required for a new or upgraded certificate of competency for a fishing vessel.


Medical fitness certificates are issued to a seafarer following examination by an approved doctor.  The medical examination is to verify that seafarers meet the minimum requirements of medical fitness including hearing and eyesight.  


Anyone considering a career at sea is strongly advised to obtain a medical fitness certificate before embarking on any seagoing courses or training.

The following list contains contact details for all medical doctors approved to issue medical fitness certificates.  This list may take a few seconds to load fully.

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