Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) extends the validity of personal certificates (CoP, CoC)

The validity of Norwegian Certificate of Proficiency and Certificate of Competency, are granted a general extended validity of up to 6 months. The individual seafarer will not be required to submit an application, due to challenges related to the coronavirus.


Separate guidelines for extension of Medical Certificate:

In cases where the situation with the coronavirus prevents a seafarer from renewing the Norwegian Medical Certificate,

the NMA will allow a seafarer to work with a Medical Certificate which has expired on the condition that:

– the period does not exceed 6 months, and

– the seaman holds an expired medical certificate of recent date.


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