UCMed Physician Approved as Seafarer’s Doctor by Norwegian Maritime Authority
A doctor from the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed) has been recognized as Seafarer’s Doctor by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).
Dr. Roxanne Bongon, Quality Management Representative of the Overseas Workers and Seafarers Center, has renewed her certification as Seafarer’s Doctor valid from March 14, 2022 to March 13, 2027.
With the certification, UCMed is now authorized to issue medical clearances to the employees of Norwegian ships and mobile offshore units.
The certificate, signed by Thomas Finstad, the First Secretary and Consul of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, states that Dr. Bongon has been delegated and authorized to perform duties on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority as a seafarer’s doctor pursuant to Regulations of 5 June 2014 No. 805 on medical examination of employees on Norwegian ships and mobile offshore units.
Dr. Bongon was first approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority as Seafarer’s Doctor in March 2018.
Since then, the Overseas Workers and Seafarers Center has catered to hundreds of employees of Norwegian ships and mobile offshore units, as well as maritime students.