Medical Certificate

Who needs an ENG 1 or ML5?
  • ENG1
  • The Master of • a domestic seagoing passenger ship, carrying more than 12 passengers (Class VI or VI A)
  • A small commercial vessel certificated for Area Category 1 or 0 (more than 60 miles from a safe haven)
  • This is also valid for any of the other categories described to the right but is a more stringent standard than is legally required.

 

  • ML5
  • The Master: of a passenger ship that does not go to sea (Class IV or V)
  • A small commercial vessel certificated for Area Category 2 to 6 (no more than 60 miles from a safe haven)
  • The master of any commercial vessel which does not go to sea 
  • A crew member or anyone else (eg stewards or catering staff); whose normal place of work is on board a vessel which goes to sea.

 

Renewing my medical certificate?
  • Every year, if you have an ENG1 and are under the age of 18
  • Every two years, if you have an ENG1
  • Every five years, if you have an ML5 and operate at sea
  • Every five years, if you have an ML5, after the age of 45 if you operate on inland waters
  • Every year after the age of 65, wherever you operate, if you have an ML5

 

For More Information Read: MEDICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS for those working on domestic vessels and small commercial vessels