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A seafarer is a person in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship. They are many months a time on the sea-in the ship.

A seafarer needs a medical certificate.

The most important conditions that can affect fitness are:

  • heart attack (coronary thrombosis)
  • problems with the heart rhythm
  • home forms of heart surgery
  • heart or artery disease
  • lung disease causing shortness of breath
  • diabetes treated with insulin (Type 1 or 2)
  • stroke
  • unexplained loss of consciousness
  • epilepsy
  • severe head injury or brain surgery
  • treatment for mental or nervous problems
  • alcohol or drug addiction problems
  • severe deafness or difficulty communicating by radio or telephone
  • eyesight or colour vision that does not meet standards
  • transplants: heart, kidney or other organs; joint replacement; limb prostheses
  • conditions that can cause sudden incapacity
  • conditions that put you at increased risk of illness while in charge of a vessel (remote from assistance)
  • conditions that limit mobility and stamina (under normal and emergency conditions)
  • medication with side effects that reduce performance or alertness – and can cause complications while in charge of a vessel
  • For further details contact Dr.Ashok Kapoor 00971504505865 www.getwelluae.com
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