Aboard ship, in the laboratory, or in an approved simulator given access to proper equipment and manufacturer’s technical manual.

Performance requirement

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

Check mechanical condition of engine


  • machine is mechanically ready to run
  • no oil or water leaks observed

Check engine lubrication

Check dipstick for sufficient oil

Check engine cooling

Check expansion tank for sufficient water

Check no obstructions blocking cooling fan

Check engine fuel system

Check level in fuel tank

Verify alignment of fuel system

Check engine starting system

For hydraulic start:

  • check accumulator pressure
  • verify system alignment

For Electric start:

  • verify battery is properly connected
  • close battery switch

Start engine

Check engine coolant and lubrication gages


Assessed in EN‑4131 Internal Combustion Engines II.


  1. Table A-III/1 OICEW-A4.1
  2. NVIC 17-14 Task 4.1.A

Lab Manual

EN-4131 Lab Manual

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