Bristol ENG1 Seafarer Medicals
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an ENG1 Seafarer medical?
You need an ENG 1 certificate if you’re a seafarer, in charge of a ship, or serving on a merchant ship or yacht. The medical will take up to 30 minutes to complete and costs £95. The medicals are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and further details can be obtained by clicking here.
What happens during an ENG1 Seafarer medical assessment?
The doctor will perform the medical checks requested by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. This will involve:
Measuring your fitness by checking your height, weight, blood pressure and doing a physical examination.
Checking your eyesight (before and after you put on glasses) and colour vision testing.
Checking your hearing.
Testing your urine for glucose, blood and protein, indicative of diabetes and kidney problems.
Listing any medication you’re currently taking on the medical form.
Asking about your previous medical history (these questions are on the medical form).
If you pass all aspects of the medical, you will be given your certificate at the end.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
This is a reminder of the six items you will need to bring to your ENG1 seafarer medical:
Photo ID e.g. driving licence, passport or discharge book.
Your previous ENG1 certificate (if you have one).
Your glasses (do not wear contact lenses as they are removed for the eyesight test).
A urine sample. Our reception will give you a specimen pot on arrival and direct you to the bathroom.
Any hospital letters and/or a list of your current medication.
The medical fee of £95 (payment by cash or card only).
What should I do if I have a significant health condition or I am unsure if it is relevant?
Please email us in advance of your appointment and provide details of your health condition. We can then set aside additional time for your assessment.
Do you offer a discount if I require two similar seafarer medicals during the appointment? Yes, we can often offer a discount if you are having two similar medicals at the same time e.g. ENG1 and Danish medical; however, please let us know in advance if this is required