Masters, Mates, and Operators
What is a medical certiﬁcate? A medical certiﬁcate serves as proof that you are medically ﬁt for duty under the jurisdiction of your Merchant Mariner Credential. Prior to a separate medical certiﬁcate being issued, your Merchant Mariner Credential serves as proof of compliance (along with any medical waivers) with the appropriate medical standards.
When did this change occur? Medical Certiﬁcates were separated from the Merchant Mariner Credential per the recent STCW ﬁnal rule, and this process became effective on January 24, 2014.
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