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Updated list of approved Medical Examiners of Seafarers.

Ø http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/regular_list20.03.2019df

1.1.   Please note that list displayed in State-wise with DGS approval No. In the first column and its validity in second column.

1.2.   List of Medical Practioners who have undergone Familiarisation Course in terms of M.S. Notice No. 1 of 2015 dated 16.01.2015, but not yet submitted Renewed Medical Council Registration.  On receipt of renewal status, the name of these Medical Practioners will be displayed under List of Approved Medical Examiners.

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/renewal_lsit_20.03.2019pdf

1.3.   Renewal of approval of Medical Examiners will be considered on the basis of Medical Council Renewed Registration validity. In case the registration validity is lifetime, the Medical  Examiner needs to submit a Certificate of Good Standing issued by the Medical Council.   

1.4.   *The approval is deemed to have expired if registration with the relevant Medical Council is not re-validated.

1.5.  Extension of Approval as Medical Examiner beyond the age of 65 years will be considered subject to submission of request application alongwith medical fitness, valid medical council registration and compliance of the instruction/guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India from time to time as Medical Examiner to conduct Medical Examination of seafarers in accordance with Rule 04 of MS (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000, as amended.



2.1 Any medical examiner requiring to get empanelled with this Directorate needs to complete the Familiarisation Course for Medical Examiners of Seafarers as per M.S. Notice No.01 of 2015 dated 16.01.2015 from one of the institutes listed below.

2.2    List of Maritime Training Institutes issued with NOC for conduct of Familiarisation/Refresher Course for
         Medical Examiners of Seafarers as per M.S. Notice No. 1 of 2015 dated 16.01.2015.

      Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/list_mti_noc_revised.pdf


Applicable Rules, M.S. Notice, Orders etc, are available in this Directorate’s website ‘www.dgshipping.gov.in’, the relevant links are;

3.1.     Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/ms_rules_medical_examination_100914.pdf

3.2.      Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Amendment Rules, 2016

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/ms_medical_exam_amendment_rules2016.pdf

3.3.      Merchant Shipping (Medicines Medical Stores Appliances) Rules, 1994

 Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/Content/PageUrl.aspx?page_name=MedicinesMedicalStoresandAppliancesRules1994  

3.4.     Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Medical Officer) Rules, 1961

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/Content/PageUrl.aspx?page_name=CarriageOfMedicalOfficerRule1961

3.5.    Merchant Shipping Notice No.  01 of 2015 dated 16.01.2015 [Revised Procedure for approval of Medical Examiners of Seafarers as per Rule 4 of the MS Medical Examination Rules, 2000]

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/ShippingNotices/201501190544544622033msnotice1_2015.pdf

3.6.   DGS Order No. 2 of 2017 dated 22.05.2017 [Inspection of Medicines, Medical Stores and appliances and issuance of Certificate under Rule 8 (3) of Merchant Shipping (Medicines, Medical Stores and Appliances) Rules, 1994, by DGS approved medical examiners.

Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/ShippingNotices/201705220511195330322dgs_order_02of2017.pdf


 3.7     DGS Order No. 10 of 2018 dated 22.11.2018 [Ship Sanitation Control Certificate / Ship Sanitation Control
           Exepmtion Certificate]

       Ø  http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/ShippingNotices/201811260426010566274DGS_Order _10of2018_revised.pdf   




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