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ENG1 medical as a deckhand in the UK
Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:15 PM
Joined: 24/11/2012
Posts: 1

Hi. I have been given a provisional offer as a deckhand in the UK and need an ENG1. I hve slight concerns over my eyesight. I was just wondering if I have a previous eye exam will this be considered when having the sight test at the ENG1
Andrew Thomas
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:39 PM
Joined: 23/10/2008
Posts: 1

No it won't, you must complete the whole exam each two years for your ENG1. You haven't given us much information on your vision problems, if you are color blind for example you may still pass your medical however will be unfit to stand watch and certainly won't be driving any tenders. I guess the real question for you is how serious about this career you are? If you just want to see the world and clown around as a deckie for a few years you should be okay. If you have serious vision problems you won't be able to progress, again it all depends on your problem. Best of luck!
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:50 AM
If you have concerns regarding eye sight then you should get a eye sight test before the ENG1. The ENG1 exam tests your sight while using any normal eye sight aid. If your wear glasses then the test is carried out with these.
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