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Are there any medical requirements?

Are there any medical requirements?

Officer cadets must be in good health and capable of passing the merchant navy medical examination (ENG1). Navigation officer cadets must also have normal colour vision and be able to pass the MCA sight text, although corrective lenses may be acceptable in certain cases.

Anyone contemplating a career as a ship’s officer would be well advised to take a medical examination and sight test as soon as possible to find out if there are nay physical bars to their career aspirations. The MCA holds a list of approved doctors throughout the UK who are able to provide ENG1 seafarer medical examinations.


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