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 requirement

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 to be used

Insure sufficient room in slop tank, if used

Line up and Start the bilge pump

Comply with all applicable regulations

Prime bilge pump if necessary

Operate the bilge pump or ows


  • suction and discharge pressures
  • slop tank remaining capacity
  • bilge level in space being pumped

Maintain strainers as necessary

Secure the bilge pump when pumping operation is complete

Secure the bilge pump

Secure the bilge manifold

Make appropriate entries in the Oil Record Book

  • make entries in accordance with ORB instructions
  • make accurate estimate of amount pumped


Assessed in EN‑2231 Sea Term II: Marine Engineering.


  1. Table A-III/1 OICEW-A5.2
  2. NVIC 17-14 Task 5.2.A

See the Assessment Guidelines for additional specifications of behavior and standards.