Please contact [email protected] for more details.


This course is open to Registered Medical Practitioners already approved by DG shipping and same is applicable once in 5 years for existing approved Medical Examiners.

Addition provision to be complied with (As per MSN 8 of 2023):

  • The Doctor should have own clinic/hospital with basic minimum infrastructure requirement, i.e. waiting area for seafarer, examining room, testing lab, collection of blood and urine sample etc. as per the guideline of MS Medical Examination Rules 2000.
  • Doctor should have testing laboratory approved by NABL/NABH or they may have tie up with NABL,NABH laboratory only.
  • A documentary evidence of land documents (ownership/lease) in respect of clinic along with latest photographs of the clinic is to be provided at the time of initial / renewal of approval.
  • A minimum processing fee for the request for renewal approval of Rs. 10,000/- to be paid through bharatkosh which is non-refundable. For change of address/contact details on the DG shipping medical profile a fee of Rs. 2000/- paid through bharatkosh.
  • Renewal of Medical Examiner will be considered if he/she had done at least 25 medical tests of the seafarer in one year in the metro cities and 15 for the non-metro cities.
  • The approval shall be valid for 5 years from the date of completion of the Medical Familiarization course, or the date up to the validity of registration of Medical Council or the Medical Examiner reaches the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • The Medical Examiner who attains the age of 65 years, and desires to renew the approval, may apply to this Directorate. The renewal in such cases may be considered up to the age of 70 years depending on the circumstances subject to production of fit certificate from the approved central / State / local Municipal authorities.
  • The approval so granted shall stand cancelled if any information or document found fake or compromised at any point of time.
  • The Doctor may collaborate and outsource the various tests to Laboratory centers approved by NABL/NABH laboratory. ln Such cases, a sample is to be collected at the doctors approved clinic.

Documents Required

  • Stamp/Passport size photo in formals
  • MBBS Degree or equivalent proof,
  • DG approved doctor certificate 
  • Valid registration with the applicable Medical Council.
  • Record of a report on medical fitness issued to seafarers from the date of last approval till date.
  • If above 65 years, approval letter from DGS to continue service after 65 yrs.


Upon successful completion of the course, your documents will be forwarded to DGS for further processing. Please note that Institutes are NOT involved in the approval process, and the participants need to wait for the authorities to review the documents and give the approval.

Lunch will be provided 

Dress Code : Collarless T.Shirts, Shorts, Sandals, Bathroom slippers are not permitted for Physical Classes


D. G. Shipping mandates a minimum batch strength of 25%. In the event that the number of participants in the course reduces due to withdrawals, causing the batch strength to fall below 25% of the batch capacity, the course would be postponed without any additional charges.

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