A Seafarer medical is nothing new to individuals who make a living at sea. As a seafarer, it’s important that you are fit for the job you are doing on a day-to-day basis, and during emergencies. A medical examination will find out if you have a health condition that could result in you needing urgent treatment, or potentially put fellow crew or passengers’ lives at risk.
The Process of the Seafarer Medical
You need a seafarer medical certificate (ENG1) if you are in charge of a ship, e.g. ship’s captain, serving on a merchant ship, a seafarer
Any seafarer on board a ship must have an ENG1 (or equivalent) to work on a merchant vessel, or for any UK Certificate of Competency (CoC).
You need an ML5 medical report and certificate if you are a master of a non-seagoing passenger ship (Class IV or V), a master of a commercial non-seagoing vessel, a master and crew of a small commercial vessel (under 24 metres, carrying no more than 12 passengers, going no more than 60 miles from shore), a crew or other employee (like a steward, security guard, caterer) on a domestic seagoing passenger ship (Class VI or VI(A)).
How We Can Help?
If you are employed on a ship, and it’s your normal place of work, then regulations require you to have a medical examination. This is to prove that you are in good enough health and fitness to carry out your duties.
To schedule an appointment, contact our customer service team on 0191 605 3140
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