Important information and forms for participants on board RRS James Cook cruises are listed below:
- Cashless system - on board instructions
- Hazardous Cargo Listing
- COSHH assessment form
- Embarkation form (RRS12)
- Embarkation requirements summary
- Equipment list
- Insurance - Medical and Travel
- Letter of competence
- Manual handling form
- MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) example.
NB: All Hazardous chemicals listed require an MSDS document.
- Personal survival techniques (STCW-95)
- Risk assessment form
- Risk assessment guide
- Risk assessment template
- Safety familiarisation information
Transitional Seafarers Form
The RRS James Cook is not a passenger vessel and has specific regulations about joining.
All scientists who sail on the ship will be classified as "Transitional Seafarers" (which is regulation MLC2006). All regulations that apply to seafarers will apply to all scientists.
There is an absolute requirement for all persons joining a NERC ship to have a sea-going medical. Traditionally this has been the ENG-1, and details are below of that. This is still the recommended medical in the UK.
However, for scientists from around the globe the MCA will also accept medicals carried out in accordance to the ‘Norwegian Doctors’ examination regulations, there are 2 listings, Global, and Norwegian doctors only. Particularly for the USA there are many approved doctors as opposed to only two as listed by the UK MCA under the ENG-1 system.
For UK scientists the ENG-1 system is still the required examination, and outside the UK then there is the option of the ENG-1 approved doctors, or by getting certification via one of the Norwegian Doctors approved practitioners:Approved medical practitioners for ENG1 examination - UK
Approved medical practitioners for ENG1 examination - Overseas
Norwegian Sea-Going Medical - Norway only
Norwegian Sea-Going Medical - Global