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ENG1 CERTIFICATES: Are you shipshape?

By | training

It’s the time of year when a lot of aspiring superyacht crew are making their way to yachting hubs in the Mediterranean to find that elusive first job. In order to be allowed to work on a chartering or commercial superyacht, for safety reasons, all crewmembers are required to have certain basic qualifications or certificates, including the STCW Basic Safety Training and the ENG1 medical certificate.

As was reported a few months ago on SuperyachtNews.com, a number of crew members are being caught up in an unfortunate situation where they are heading to unapproved doctors and being issued with fake ENG1 certificates.

To help prevent superyacht crew from going to unapproved medical centres for their ENG1 certificates, Edge Yachts has decided to put the approved medical centre information here on our website.

It should also be noted that your ENG1 certificate should be issued on paper with blue ink and it will be heavily watermarked. If your ENG1 is provided in black and white ink, it could be a falsified copy, so beware that something is amiss and do not accept the document (source JPMA/SuperyachtNews.com).

You should expect to pay up to £80 or €100/$100 for your ENG1, if no further tests are required.

Some seafarer medical certificates from other countries are accepted as equivalents of an ENG 1 form. Find the list here.

If your current ENG1 certificate expires while you are on a voyage, it is permitted to work until the next port of call where you are able to replace the certificate or for up to three months from the date of expiry, according to the MCA’s online advice.

Be aware that the list below is current as of 1 April 2017, and from time to time the list of approved medical centres can change, so visit the following monthly updated web pages for the most up-to-date information:



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Dr J Yates, Anzac Square Medical Centre, 280 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000. T: +61 07 322 91344


Dr C Okraglik, Toorak Village Medical Centre, Level 1/459 Toorak Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria 3207. T: +61 3982 68811


Dr A Wahab House-3, Road-12, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212. T: +88 02 984 7553 / +88 02 984 3439 / +88 02 985 5953



Dr S Reece, Diagnostic Clinic, Beckles Road, St Michael BB14 023. T: +1 246 426 5051/3



Dr P Trotman-Hastings, BVIHSA Ambulatory Services, Road Town, Tortola VG 1110. T: +284 852 7550/7551



Dr B Paver, Unit 2, Atlantic House, Fitzray Road, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ. T: +50 02 1998/1993 | E: bpaver@horizon.co.fk



VALBONNE: Dr P Ireland / Dr C Besse, Le Forum, 1913 Route de Cannes, Valbonne 06560. T: +33 493 12 95 66

JUAN LES PINS: Dr B Lavagne, “Le Vendome” C, 4 Chemin du Tanit, Juan Les Pins, Antibes 06160. T: +33 493 67 03 07

MONACO: Dr C Trim-Cauchois, Yacht Club de Monaco, Espace Calypso Belle Classe Academy, Quai Louis II, Monte-Carlo 98000. T: +33 6 43 91 75 79 | E: drcauchois@gmail.com



Dr J Shelley, College Clinic, PO Box 517, Regal House, Queensway, Gibraltar. T: +350 200 77777



Dr E Yong Klinik Yong, 2nd Floor, Wisma Maran, 28 Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur 50050. T: +603 207 09742



Dr R Batt, 82b Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland. T: +64 9 377 4427



Dr J Abesamis, Clinicomed, 2/F Ma. Daniel Building, 470 San Andreas Corner, M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila 1004. T: +63 2 521 5499

Dr P De Guzman / Dr M Dimayuga-Mendoza, Physicians’ Diagnostic Center, 533 UN Avenue, Cor. San Carlos Street, Ermita, Manila 1000. T: +63 2 521 4975

Dr P Gutay, 573 Maria Orosa, Corner Engracia Reyes Streets, Ermita, Manila 1000. T: +63 2 521 0024

Dr M Axibal, Angelus Medical Clinic, Inc Room 305, 3rd Floor Angelus Plaza, 104 VA Rufino St Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229. T: +63 2 815 1938



Dr A Stoner / Dr G Rosendorff, Netcare, Christiaan Barnard Medical Hospital Suite 1201, 12th Floor, Corner of DF Malan Street and Rue Batholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001. T: +27 21 424 2003



Dr R Dungan, ENT Centre, 25 Glenwood Drive, Entabeni Hospital, Glenwood, Durban, 4001. T: +27 31 26 18 291



Dr J Clark, Club de Mar Medical, Gabriel Roca 44/ Calle Ses Rafaletes, 1A Building Torremar/ Edif B, Planta PR, Local 2, IZQ 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca. T: +34 619 982 142 | E: info@clubdemarmedical.com

Dr A Bajpai, British Medical Centre, Calle Ses Planas, 7 Bajo, 07181 Palma Nova, Calvia, Mallorca. T: +34 971 683 511 | E: clinic@britishmedicalcentre.com



Dr L Weerasena, LW Medicare Services (PVT) Ltd, 366 Galle Road, Colombo 03. T: +94 112 573523



Dr S Millar, 66 Pembroke Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. T: +1 868 624 5762



Dr K Nicholl, Villa 610b, Jumeira Beach Road, PO Box 102835, Umm Suquiem, Dubai. T: +9714 3941000


  1. UNITED KINGDOM – see below 19.



Dr E Grenet, Health Medical Centers, 1489 SE 17 Suite 2, 2nd Floor Southport Shopping Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. T: +1 954 525 7595 | W: www.healthmedcenter.net


UNITED KINGDOM: The following list is shortened to those locations closest to the most popular yacht training centres in the UK. A full list of UK-based doctors approved to issue ENG1 certificates can be found here.


Dr J Pierson Ocean Medical Services, Telephone House Surgery, 70-75 High street, Southampton SO14 2NW. T: +44 7788 376025

Dr B Ganesan / Dr S Robinson, Raymond Road Surgery, 34 Raymond Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5AL. T: +44 2380 227559 / +44 7968 040887

Dr R Gill/ Dr A Drake, Drayton Surgery, 280 Havant Road, Portsmouth PO6 1PA. T: +44 23 92370422

Dr J Hogan/ Dr A Scott-Brown, Lake Road Practice, Nutfield Place, Portsmouth PO1 4JT. T: +44 2392 009117

Dr S Giles, Shanklin Medical Centre, Carter Road, Isle of Wight PO37 7HR. T: +44 1983 862245


Dr I McKenzie, Pencester Surgery, 10 Pencester Road, Dover CT16 1BW. Tel: +44 1304 240553 / +44 7733001341


Dr T Fitzsimons, East Street Medical Services, Emergency Services Training Centre, 2 East Street, Wallasey, Wirral CH41 1BY. T: +44 151 230 8248


Where to find us in 2017

By | the Edge team

APRIL 24-27: MYBA Charter Show, Barcelona.

SEPTEMBER 27-30: Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco

OCTOBER: Edge Yachts BBQ, MB’92, Barcelona.

OCTOBER 19-21: Pinmar Golf, Mallorca.

NOVEMBER 2-6: FLIBS, Fort Lauderdale.

NOVEMBER 13-16: METS & GSF, Amsterdam.

If you would like to arrange for a meeting with the Edge Yachts team to coincide with any of the above, please email us at info@edgeyachts.com.

Edge Yachts Background Checks

BACKGROUND CHECKS: What you should know

By | security

Superyacht crew recruitment brings with it a burden of duty far greater than placement of land-based roles. Yacht crew of all levels are responsible for looking after young children, valuable items belonging to the owner placed on board and – to some extent for all the crew on board – the responsibility for safety of life at sea. Mark Barker, Edge Yachts’ in-house expert on background checks, shares some insight into the process.

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Winter is Coming – Are You Refit-Ready?

By | refit

Edge Yachts newsletter

Avoid becoming like Ned Stark by losing your head before things even get going…

For the busiest crews currently hopping around the Med, it may seem like an eternity until the days get shorter, the nights draw in and you pull into the shipyard for your next refit period. But for many captains and engineers out there, now is the time to get your upcoming refit planning underway. Winter, as they say, is coming.

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US cruising yachts

Navigating US Waters 101 For Foreign Flagged Vessels

By | US cruising

For owners and captains of foreign flagged vessels hoping to explore the buzzing cosmopolitan of Miami, relax on the white sand beaches of Malibu or wonder at the raw wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, there are many regulations to consider before cruising any US waters. These regulations vary between commercial and noncommercial use, and can also depend on vessel size.

The US Coast Guard and US Customs and Border Protection are the lead law enforcement agencies for these regulations and, as such, it is key for yachts and their management representatives to maintain professional relationships with these agencies. With this in mind, Edge Yachts ensures we employ experienced maritime personnel on staff, including retired US Coast Guard enforcement officers, who can assist owners and crew of foreign flagged vessels remain in compliance with these ever changing regulations.

Our Director of Operations is Mark Barker, who worked for the US Coast Guard for over 20 years, enforcing federal maritime law, environmental protection regulations and marine safety standards, ideally positioning him to best advise yachts on keeping compliant. Edge Yachts offers this advice as part of our value-added service to our clients; this isn’t something for which we charge extra, as we understand how important it is to ease the operational burdens of the vessels we manage.

Below, Mark shares the primary entrance regulations to consider before heading into US waters. Failure to comply with these will result in yachts being blocked from entering port, as well as hefty monetary fines, so read on!


Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOAD) Vessels of 300 gross tons and above must submit an eNOAD. Notice of Arrival requirements must be received 24 to 96 hours prior to arrival and eNOADs must also be submitted when travelling from one Coast Guard sector to another.

Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) Vessels of 300 gross tons and above are also required to obtain a COFR, which demonstrates a vessel’s ability to pay for clean-up and damage costs up to the liability limits required by the Oil Pollution Act. An application with all supporting documentation and applicable fees must be submitted at least 21 days before the certificate is needed.

Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans (NTVRP) This is required for any self-propelled, non-tank vessel over 400 tons that operates in US waters, uses oil as its main propulsion and does not carry oil as cargo. It should be noted that travel to California, Alaska and the Panama Canal requires additional plans.

Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan (SOPEP) Regulation 37 of Annex I of MARPOL requires that oil tankers of 150 gross tons or more and all non-tank vessels of 400 gross tons or more carry an approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan.

Garbage Management Plan In accordance with Regulation 9 of Annex V MARPOL 73/78, every ship of 400 gross tons and above, and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more must comply by developing and implementing a Garbage Management Plan.

Port State Control Inspection If you are arriving into the United States for the first time, or have been out of the country for some time, then it is very likely you will receive a Port State Control inspection, conducted by the US Coast Guard. Although this inspection will cover safety, training, certificates and environmental protection issues, every Captain of the Port tends to focus on area specific items as well.


Getting vessel-specific information and guidance on pre-boarding vessel inspection and preparation for US Coast Guard Port State Control examinations, inspection attendance and deficiency resolution is the safest way to ensure this process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

If you have any questions about the above or any other regulations surrounding entering US waters as a foreign flagged vessel, be sure to get in touch. info@edgeyachts.com