Course Description

Sea Term I (Engineering Portion) is a component of Sea Term 1 for USCG license track majors.

This course consists of engineering watchstanding, training and maintenance, for approximately one third of Sea Term 1 .

STCW Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:



  • Engineroom Systems and Equipment
  • Engineroom Safety
  • Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Watchstanding

Workshop Skills Training (Lab Operations)

  • Thread Black Iron Pipe
  • Soldering Copper Tube
  • Join PVC Pipe
  • Bend and Flare Soft Copper Tube
  • Compression Fitting Soft Copper Tube
  • Measuring Tools
  • Vernier Calipers
  • Micrometer
  • Drill and Tap Hole
  • External Threads
  • Hand Tool Usage – Picture Frame
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Electrical Safety
  • Internal combustion engine tear-down

Workshop Skills Training (Classroom Knowledge)

  • Shipboard Safety
  • Engineering Safety
  • Firefighting, Firefighting Systems aboard ship, and Fire Detection Systems
  • Introduction to Instrumentation for Engineroom Systems
  • Engineroom Operations
  • Basics of Shipboard Physical Plants

Watchstanding Duties

  • Port & Starboard Fireman: The port and starboard Firemen and Wipers are responsible to the Boiler Engineer (Water-tender) for carrying out boiler operations.
  • Upper Wiper, Lower Wiper, Refrigeration Wiper, Evaporator Wiper, and AMR Wiper: Responsible to the respective Oiler (3/C). Observe operating conditions as directed and immediately report any deviations from normal operating conditions to the Oiler of the Watch.


  • Assist with various shipboard and engineroom maintenance tasks.

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