Medical care on a superyacht: Everything you need to know
Superyachts today require a great deal of medical devotion; from the equipment found on board to the crew’s ENG1 medical certificate, there’s a lot to know about medical care on board a superyacht. Yachting Pages has taken a look at how to get your ENG1 to ensure you are legally allowed to work at sea, as well as exploring how to put a medical kit together and what a medical kit consists of.
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Yachting Pages spoke to medical experts to explore what is required in a medical kit on board, looking at how a medical kit is put together and what equipment is found, and where. It’s important to know the difference between a first aid kit and a grab bag and what they entail, in case of an emergency. This article also looks at the responsibilities of the crew.
A valid ENG1 medical certificate is compulsary to work at sea, in any area of the marine industry. The certificate is a basic medical exam that is required to be undertaken by all superyacht crew. Find out how to get your certificate, where to get it, how much it costs and what is involved in the examination.