What are the UK’s categories of medical fitness for seafarers?

Category 1 means fit for sea service with no restrictions. Category 2 means fit for sea service but with restrictions (e. g. near-coastal waters only). Category 3 means temporarily unfit for sea service. Category 4 means permanently unfit for sea service.

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