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.
For more information: www.sdir.no/en/news/news-from-the-nma/extending-the-validity-of-personal-certificates/