NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Maintain a safe engineering watch

OICEW-A1.1 Thorough knowledge of Principles to be observed in keeping an engineering watch, including:

Duties associated with handing over a watch

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel of at least 1,000 HP at sea, on a simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate demonstrates duties associated with handing over a watch.


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

The candidate provides the following information to the relieving watch officer prior to going off his/her watch:

  1. Operational status of the plant;

  2. Unusual alarms or conditions occurring during the previous watch;

  3. Standing orders;

  4. Maintenance performed during the previous watch;

  5. On-going repairs affecting plant operations; and

  6. Expected evolutions during the watch.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 1.1.F , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1B Watch Relief