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ENG1 Medical- Liverpool

ENG1 Medical- Liverpool

If you’re considering a career away at sea then you are most likely to have come across the requirement to hold an ENG1 Medical.  This is not a prerequisite for taking your STCW Basic Training course, but you will need to obtain one at some stage if you’re planning a long term Career at Sea.

What Is An ENG1 Medical?

The MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) stipulates that every seafarer holds a valid medical certificate before they can start work at sea on a commercial vessel.  The ENG1 Medical is a UK flag-state medical examination, performed by an MCA recognised Doctor.  It’s purpose is to ensure that anyone employed on any sea-going ships, meets a minimum standard of health.


When it becomes really important…

Chances are if you join a vessel and work within the Deck or Engineering departments your aim will be to move up the ranks to a higher position.  In order to progress through the MCA Certification & Training route, you will need to hold a valid Eng1.


Make sure you’re not Colour-blind then if you’re hoping to become Captain…

Anyone wishing to progress within the industry and acquire a COC (Certificate of Competency), from the MCA must pass the Colour Vision test with 100% accuracy.  There is zero margin for error.


Should you hold a Seafarers Medical from your own country and wish to work on a UK flagged vessel, you can contact the MCA to see if it is acceptable.


What Do I Need For The ENG1 Medical?

  • A form of photo ID (passport or discharge book)
  • Your current ENG1 (if applicable)
  • A list of any medication(s) you are taking
  • Glasses or contact lenses that you need to wear


What Does The ENG1 Medical Exam Involve?

  • Measurement of your height & weight
  • An eyesight test
  • A colour blindness test
  • A hearing test
  • Ear and throat evaluations
  • Teeth/gums inspection
  • Questions on your medical history and lifestyle habits
  • A urine sample (to test kidney functionality and blood sugar)
  • Reflex testing
  • Blood pressure check
  • Doctor will listen to heart and lungs to ensure all is normal
  • Gentle overall physical to check for any anomalies




How Much Does It Cost?

The ENG1 Medicals cost £115 per person


Where Can I Book An ENG1 Medical?

We are happy to say that we now offer ENG1 Medicals here at our training centre in Liverpool. If you would like to book an appointment please click here NOW. Candidates who attend training with us take advantage of this option as they can obtain their STCW certificates and ENG1 Medical within the same time. This is a great help if you are looking to apply for roles ASAP after completing your training.

The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) also have a list of Approved Doctors who can also provide ENG1 Medicals in other areas of the UK. Please see the list here.


So Just To Recap:

  • It’s not crucial to hold your ENG1 Medical prior to taking your STCW Basic Training but it’s a good idea to do so, or at least take an appointment for the same week as your STCW course.
  • You can find work without holding your ENG1 but in order to work on a commercial vessel and qualify for further progression within the Industry, you will need a valid Eng1 Medical without colour vision restrictions to prove fit for required duties.



If you would like to make an ENG1 Medical booking or require further information please feel free to call us anytime on

+44 151 709 3290

Or Email us directly to

[email protected]

Seascope Maritime Training run STCW Basic Training courses and STCW Refreshers every week at our training centre in Liverpool.  Our training is of the highest quality with professional and friendly Instructors.  Certificates are MCA approved and issued immediately on completion of the course.



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