Assessment OICEW-6-2A

Operate bilge system

Assessed in EN-2231 Sea Term II: Marine Engineering


Aboard ship, or in an approved simulator, given the engineering log book, the pertinent standing orders, the oil record book, and proper safety equipment.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Plan a bilge pumping operation

Identify space to be pumped

Identify location to receive bilges

Select bilge pump or ows to be used

Insure sufficient room in slop tank, if used

Line up and Start the bilge pump or ows

Comply with all applicable regulations

Operate the bilge pump or ows


  • suction and discharge pressures
  • oil content, if using ows
  • slop tank remaining capacity, if used

Maintain strainers as necessary

Secure the bilge pump or OWS when pumping operation is complete

Secure the bilge pump or OWS

Secure the bilge manifold

Supports Table A-III/1 officers in charge of an engineering watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems

A5.2 Operation of pumping systems:

  1. routine pumping operations
  2. operation of bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems

Operate bilge system

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00