Originally Posted by wavelength
a bit more correction.... the ENG1 (allegedly stricter) medical as required now by most if not all of the renewables energy operators is a two year certificate max (unlike the 5 on the ML5).
This became a one year max on an ENG1 at 65 in the past.
This is no longer the case and the ENG1 can still be issued with a two year validity at any age. Unfortunately I know having officially become a very old *** recently. But having my ENG1 last week & expecting 1 year at best I was pleasantly surprised to be given the full two year ticket after a thorough medical. Doctor says things have changed.
One of my crew extremely p****d off. The young upstart was given a 1 year restricted ENG1 and told to lose weight.
My ENG1 doc off to specsavers immediately after my medical
and I keep threatening to retire but they keep finding ways of persuading me to stop!
A couple of years ago an MCA approved doc, who should remain nameless but he's in Liverpool, told a mate of mine on a Friday afternoon that he'd have to lose weight, or display serious intent to lose weight, before he'd issue an ENG1.
My mate enquired how he could demonstrate 'serious intent', to which the doc replied: '...if you come back on Monday and have lost 7 lbs, I'd consider that to be serious intent.'
My mate didn't have his normal 12 pint sesh on Friday or Saturday, refrained from his 'full monty' early hours kebab and didn't go near the curry house all weekend. Back to the doc on Monday and he'd lost the required amount. ENG1 issued.
Normal service has since been resumed of course but, fortunately, he's not a professional mariner just an occasional visitor to offshore substations and he was starting from a very high base!