How can it be ascertained whether a Medical Fitness Certificate issued in a foreign country is acceptable for service on a UK ship?

By checking MSN 1815, which contains a list of countries issuing acceptable Medical Fitness Certificates. If the relevant country is not on the list, the company should be asked to find out from the MCA if it has been added since publication of the MSN.

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