4 ILO 73/MLC All seafarers - pre-condition of working at sea 2-year validityHearing, sight, colour visionNo diseaseaggravated by service at sea, orlikely to render seafarer unfit, orendanger the health of other persons on board
5 ILO 73/MLCSeafarer means any person employed, engaged or working on a shipAssessment for the particular jobRestrictions can be placed on duties, area of operationResponsibility on seafarer and employer/ shipowner to comply with restrictions
6 STCW Primarily certificated seafarers Medical fitness certificates as pre-qualification for Certificate of Competency1st IssueRevalidation
7 International standards STCW Code A-I/9physical capability for basic training (which includes fire fighting and basic sea survival)adequate hearing and speech to communicate effectively and detect audible alarms
8 International standards no medical conditionto prevent the effective and safe conduct of their routine and emergency duties on boardlikely to be aggravated by service at sea or to render the seafarer unfit for such service or to endanger the health and safety of other persons on board; andno medication with side effects impairing effective and safe performance of routine and emergency duties on board.
9 ILO/WHO Guidelines 1997Guidelines for conducting pre-sea and periodic medical fitness examinations for seafarersGuidance of competent authoritiesGuidance for recognised medical practitionersMinimum standardsSample certificate
10 Guidelines on the medical examination of seafarers IMO/ILO/JMS/2011/12
11 International standards Port State ControlRecognised formatCompleted fully and correctlyRisk of fraud/forgeryMutual recognitionReducing administrative burdens
12 Issues for MAT Increasing numbers of ENG1s New groups Who are they being issued to?New groupsWho is a seafarer?Demand for/from more approvalsWhat are the implications?
13 Review of AD system What is the system for? Who should have access? Should MCA recover costs?If so, how would this be done fairly.Do we need to change to take advantage of international developments?