the following link is a good starting point for understanding the new medical certification requirements that the UK implemented under the ILO188 ( ILO work in Fishing Convention) in October 2018.
living and working conditions for all fishermen and all fishing vessels
Fishing vessels away from port for more than 72 hours will require ENG1 certification
Fishing vessels away from port for less than 72 hours will require ML5 certification
The cost of an ENG1 or ML5
- The current fee for an ENG1 is £95.
- From the 13th November 2019 the fee will be £105.
- From the 13th November 2020 the fee will be £115.
The limit is set in UK regulations.
If you need any extra tests (like a step test), the approved doctor can charge more. This must be agreed with whoever is paying for the ENG1 before you have the test(s).
There is no set price for the ML5.
It isn’t regulated by MCA, as it’s considered a private transaction.
Ask your doctor how much the ML5 will cost before they complete your report.
THE ML5 Form
you can print this and take it to your own Doctor
|Vessel||Operating Area||Date Required|
|Any Vessel||Subject to inspectoin in foreign port||
31 May 2019
|2||Any Vessel over 24m||Operating more than 7 days||31 May 2019|
|3||Any vessel over 24m||Not covered by 1 and 2||30 Nov 2019|
|4||Any Vessel under 24m||Operating more than 72 hours||30 Nov 2019|
|5||Any Vessel under 24m||Operating outside UKCS/200nm from UK||30 Nov 2019|
|6||Any Vessel under 24m not covered in 1 4 or 5||Operating no more than 72 hours||30 Nov 2023|