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Old 20 January 2011, 09:01   #11
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So after endless calls to & from the docs (who had the form, lost it , had it again, I emailed it again twice, lost it , I dropped it in & managed to fight past the receptionist etc etc ) its 95 and being 'done' when I am back from abroad....by another doc as my GP on then holiday (oh and thought I had only just become a patient as I have seen her once in 9 years ! )

So if I fail the exam tomorrow I can cancel it & save the money !

I'm assuming I can send all the papers off (assuming I pass - VHF/1st aid/ S'survival/medical/APB & exam) in a few weeks when I have everything I need ?
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Old 20 January 2011, 11:41   #12
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So after endless calls to & from the docs (who had the form, lost it , had it again, I emailed it again twice, lost it , I dropped it in & managed to fight past the receptionist etc etc ) its 95 and being 'done' when I am back from abroad....by another doc as my GP on then holiday (oh and thought I had only just become a patient as I have seen her once in 9 years ! )

So if I fail the exam tomorrow I can cancel it & save the money !

I'm assuming I can send all the papers off (assuming I pass - VHF/1st aid/ S'survival/medical/APB & exam) in a few weeks when I have everything I need ?
Failing is not an option - dont go there. Think clearly and you'll be fine

Paul will hold the paperwork for you and send it all off together if you ask
Take what you have with you

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Old 21 January 2011, 17:59   #13
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Thankfully .........

So - back from yet another freezing cold night on the water.. - what a way to spend Friday evening !

But as I passed the exam I am quite happy... I'll give the full story to those I am sure I will see in due course. Suffice to say it was calm with a lot of moonlight which made it simpler .....

But if anyone wants a skipper in the Poole / Southampton /Portsmouth area please let me know ! ( but consider I am now jetting off 4000miles to 32' sunshine for 2 weeks ! )

Many thanks to everyone who has helped - several beers owed !!

Oh and I still have your light/shapes guide...
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Old 11 February 2011, 06:44   #14
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Your GP can do it I agree with C2 and wavelength Avoid Eng I doctors at all costs. I need an ENG ! for working abroad butcan work in the UK on an ML5

My GP signs my ML5 off for 5 years (It's the only tyime he sees me fortunately)
then about three months Later I go for an ENG1 and the approved doctor tells me I'm 6 stone overweight and THAT I've got about 12 days to live. That BS has been going on for about 12 years now.

Anybody in their right mind can seee I'm only 50kg overweight

PS If your using any medical (your Class1 maybe) to get a commercial endorsement on a Powerboat ticket it has to be less than three months old

One of the reasons the commercial medical is so strict is no company wants to have a death or medivac ob board ship registered as an LTI
ML5, is good for operating up to 60 Nm offshore.

MCA require ENG1 for operating "At sea", 60+
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Old 11 February 2011, 09:59   #15
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I understand the distance difference between the two medicals but can you tell me why the two medicals have such vastly different views on the BMI index?


Given the distance restriction does that mean I can work on a German Windfarm Job only 12 miles offshore on an ML5 or is the Eng1 the only ticket for working abroad reardless of distance offsore?

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Old 11 February 2011, 10:26   #16
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our company now insists on ENG1 no matter where we are working. Did mine in Whitehaven when we were docked in there. Despite horror stories from others he was a pussycat really, nice guy and probably short sighted cos he passed me.
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I understand the distance difference between the two medicals but can you tell me why the two medicals have such vastly different views on the BMI index?


Given the distance restriction does that mean I can work on a German Windfarm Job only 12 miles offshore on an ML5 or is the Eng1 the only ticket for working abroad reardless of distance offsore?

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The ML5 is a UK only medical that is less stringent than the ENG1. The ENG1 is used by a large number of countries, it is also STCW compliant.

If you are working on a Yachtmaster, adv pwr, etc on a UK vessel then ML5 is fine but if with another flag state then they wont know what it is.
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