NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Application of leadership and team working skills

OICEW-D7.3 Ability to apply task and workload management

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel or on a simulator,

the candidate plans for and assists in taking on bunkers.


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

The candidate:

  1. Meets with the Chief and Second Assistant Engineers to plan and schedule the order of events in anticipation of the shore- side bunker hose connection or bunker barge arrival;

  2. Follows anti-pollution procedures (e.g., plug scuppers, provide vent drip buckets and absorbent medium, etc.);

  3. Transfers oil internally (under supervision) if required;

  4. Sound tanks and records levels that are planned to receive bunkers;

  5. Helps identify and train subordinate personnel who will be assigned to help sound filling tanks and/or communicate with pumping personnel;

  6. Supervises/assists in the connection of the bunker hose to the vessel taking particular note of type and condition of flange gasket(s);

  7. Reads and discusses the Declaration of Inspection;

  8. Checks hose connections for tightness and proper valve line- up;

  9. Tests methods of communication with barge/shore side, deck and engine room, and sounding personnel;

  10. Notifies both the mate and engineer on watch before commencing operations;

  11. Starts process slowly; checking for leaks in hoses and connections;

  12. Starts process slowly; checking for leaks in hoses and connections;

  13. Takes required samples directly from barge tanks or sample valve on hose/flange;

  14. Tests sample of incoming oil with respect to specific gravity, viscosity, sediment, water content, etc., if such testing equipment is on board;

  15. Assists in monitoring progress, flow rates, sounding of tanks, topping off, and changing over tanks according to plan;

  16. Periodically checks bilges for oil content if oil is flowing through piping in the engine room (filling double-bottom tanks);

  17. Slows bunkering rate as last tank is being filled and secures operations as level approaches predetermined value;

  18. Assists in securing from the evolution; and

  19. Assists in making proper entries into Engine Log and Oil Record Books.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 16.3.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment ABE-1-6A Assist with fuel oil transfer
  • Pass MMA Course CC‑LEAD Regimental Leadership Program