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Medicals

Aquamarine Medicals is based at Devonport Health Centre in Plymouth. We provide occupational medicals for maritime related industry - including ENG1 and ML5 medicals.

MCA Seafarer ENG1

To work at sea, you will need either an ENG1 or an ML5 medical. Further information about ENG1 medicals can be found here https://www.gov.uk/seafarer-medical-certificates

On the day of your medical please check the list below for what you need –

  • Photo ID – passport, driving licence or discharge book.
  • Previous ENG1 certificate.
  • If you wear contact lenses, please wear your glasses on the day.
  • Avoid loud noise for 16 hours before your medical, as this may affect your hearing test.
  • Please bring any information about medication, medical problems or hospital admissions since your last medical.
  • Clothes you are comfortable wearing to do a step test as this is sometimes needed as part of medical.
  • A dental certificate may be required. It is advisable to see your dentist at least annually.

You will be asked to provide a urine sample as part of the medical. This is not a drugs test.

ENG 1 FAQs

  • Photo ID – passport, driving licence or discharge book.
  • Previous ENG1 certificate.
  • If you wear contact lenses, please wear your glasses on the day.
  • Avoid loud noise for 16 hours before your medical, as this may affect your hearing test.
  • Please bring any information about medication, medical problems or hospital admissions since your last medical.
  • Clothes you are comfortable wearing to do a step test as this is sometimes needed as part of medical.
  • A dental certificate may be required. It is advisable to see your dentist at least annually.
  • ENG1 medicals can last up to 2 years, regardless of age. Occasionally a shorter medical may be issued for medical reasons.
  • ML5 medicals can last a maximum of 5 years, up until age 65 years when the maximum is one year at a time. If an issue is identified during an ML5 medical, it will need to be sent onto the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for further review.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide a urine sample before seeing the nurse who will do your height, weight, blood pressure, hearing and vision tests. You will then see the doctor for a physical examination. Sometimes other tests are needed such as a step test, an ECG or spirometry (breathing test).

Best check with your employer what they require. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/seafarer-medical-certificates

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Our Location

Aquamarine Medicals


Devonport Health Centre
Damerel Close
Plymouth
PL1 4JZ
Telephone: 01752 907742

Parking – there is free onsite parking which is shared with the Cumberland Centre Minor Injuries Unit

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