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The Directorate General of Shipping in India is responsible for the enforcement of shipping legislation and policies to ensure the safety of lives and vessels at sea. It plays a crucial role in promoting maritime education, preventing marine pollution, and coordinating with the International Maritime Organization. The Directorate also oversees the regulation of employment practices and the welfare of seamen, including the development of coastal shipping and the augmentation of shipping tonnage.

Within the framework of the Merchant Shipping Act 1958 and the corresponding rules, the Directorate General of Shipping appoints specific medical examiners who are authorized to conduct medical examinations for Indian seafarers serving on Indian-flagged ships. These medical examiners undergo a thorough approval process in accordance with the prescribed procedures, relevant rules, and periodic notices issued by the Directorate. We, at Robin Hospitals, take pride in being recognised as one of best hospitals in doing Shipping Medical services. 

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To ensure a smooth and efficient shipping medical process, please follow these instructions carefully:

Make an Appointment

We highly recommend scheduling an appointment prior to your visit. This will help us serve you better and minimize waiting time.

Passport-sized Photographs

Please bring six recent passport-sized color photographs with you. These will be required for documentation purposes.

Fasting Before the Appointment

For accurate test results, we advise you to come to the clinic at 8 am without having breakfast. Fasting helps maintain the reliability and accuracy of certain medical tests.

Previous Medical Fitness Certificate

Bring your previous medical fitness certificate along with a complete record of your medical history. This information is essential for a comprehensive evaluation

Validity of Medical Fitness Certificate

If you are 18 years of age or older, your medical fitness certificate will be valid for two years. If you are under 18 years of age, the validity will be one year.

Company Requisition or Vessel Details

Please provide us with your company's requisition for the medical examination or relevant information about your vessel, including its name, location, and your employer's name if you wish to join a specific company.

Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) and Passport Copy

Bring your CDC along with a copy of your passport. These documents will help establish your identity and facilitate the medical examination process.

Employee Declaration Form

Complete the employee declaration form accurately, providing details about your present health, any ongoing treatments, and previous illnesses. It is crucial to disclose all relevant information without concealing any facts.


Dr. Robin Jeya Bensam & Dr.Shajaina Kamel have been doing Shipping Medical for over many years and have been empaneled by leading shipping companies for Pre-Employment Medical Examination for their officers and crew. The certificates issued after completion of medical examination are in compliance with DG Shipping India Medical Examination of Seafarers guidelines, ILO, MLC 2010 and STCW 2006 conventions. 

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