Ship Sanitation Certificates
Port Health Authority
The Department of Environmental Health Protection of the City of Rauma (municipal authority) is the Port Health Authority in the Port of Rauma.
For contacting the office, use the information presented below:
Tel. +358 44 403 2945
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address: Lensunkatu 9, 26100 Rauma
Ship Sanitation Certificates
The Department of Environmental Health Protection of the City of Rauma (municipal authority) inspects vessels for issuing of Ship Sanitation Certificates (SSC) during the office hours from 8:00 to 17:00 (local time) on business days. Inspection outside the office hours or business days can be requested in a specific case, but then the fee will be higher.
The document stating the fees can be found from the Finnish website. On the right side, under the heading “Liitteet”, there is a document “Ympäristöterveydenhuollon taksa” (Document in Finnish, search for “Laivan saniteettitodistuksen” for the specified fees).
Inquiries and requests for the inspection and issuance of the SCC should be sent in advance to e-mail address: email@example.com
We kindly ask to make the requests at least two working days before the desired inspection time. If the vessel requests for the 30-day extension of the SSC without inspection onboard, the original documents of ship sanitation certificate and maritime declaration of health (MDH) signed by the master or the ship’s surgeon have to be delivered to the office at street address: Lensunkatu 9, 26100 Rauma.
Prior to visiting onboard for the inspection and issuance of the SCC, the following documents should be delivered for the inspector:
- Maritime Declaration of Health (MDH)
- Previous Ship Sanitation Certificate
- Fresh water test report (valid for one year): The expired test report can be renewed by taking samples during the inspection. However, this possibility depends on the operating hours of the laboratory, and the ship itself is always responsible for keeping its own fresh water analysis report updated.
The crew of the ship also needs to be prepared to present the following documents and matters during the inspection:
- Medical log book
- Garbage record book, if the gross tonnage of the vessel is over 400
- International Sewage Pollution Prevention (ISPP) certificate, if the gross tonnage of the vessel is over 400, and the ship is certified to carry more than 15 persons
- Temperature logs of the cold stores for food
- Cleaning programme and schedule
- Regular cleaning of the tanks and Water Safety Plan (WSP)
The crew of the ship also needs to be prepared to let the inspector access the following areas: hospital cabin and medicines/medicine locker, galley and the stores, garbage management systems and waste containers, quarters and bathrooms (and saunas and pools available), cargo holds (if possible safely).