NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Application of leadership and team working skills

OICEW-D7.2 A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation

Condition Behavior Standard

Aboard ship or in a laboratory, when asked to describe international conventions and national regulations,

the candidate describes the basic international maritime conventions and national regulations.


The assessment is required for all OICEW endorsements regardless of any limitations for propulsion mode and/or vessel equipment.

The candidate describes the basic international conventions and national regulations location of information concerning these programs aboard ship related to:

  1. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS);

  2. International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS);

  3. International Safety Management Code (ISM);

  4. International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW);

  5. MARPOL 73/78 and its Annexes;

  6. Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90);

  7. United States laws and regulations on inspection and manning of vessels;

  8. United States laws and regulations on shipment and discharge of seamen;

  9. U.S. Coast Guard chemical testing requirements (46 CFR Part 16);

  10. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials training requirements; and

  11. Onboard contracts, including labor contracts.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 16.2.A , MMA students must:

  • Pass MMA Course SS‑4123 International Law and Legislative Compliance for Mariners