USCG – Merchant Mariner Medical Manual


( The US Coast Guard has published the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. This Manual provides guidance for evaluating the physical and medical condition of applicants for merchant mariner medical certificates. The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating an applicant’s physical and medical status to meet applicable requirements. It is a great resource to have available onboard.

  • The Merchant Mariner Medical Examination
  • Vision and Hearing Standards
  • Physical Ability Guidelines
  • Medications Subject to Further Review
  • Medical Conditions Subject to Further Review
  • Allergic Conditions
  • Blood or Hematologic Conditions
  • Cancer or Malignant Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
  • Endocrine Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Genitourinary Conditions
  • Infectious Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Ophthalmologic Conditions
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychiatric or Mental Health Conditions
  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Skin Conditions

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Source: USCG




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