NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Maintain a safe engineering watch

OICEW-A1.3 Safety precautions to be observed during a watch and immediate actions to be taken in the event of fire or accident, with particular reference to oil system

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate identifies and respond to alarms


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

For each alarm, the candidate:

  1. Correctly identifies the alarm;
  2. Correctly acknowledges the alarm;
  3. Correctly confirms the alarm condition;
  4. Ensures that timely action is taken to correct the indicated alarm condition;
  5. Clears the alarm when corrective actions have been taken; and
  6. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

The following alarms should be included in the assessment:

  1. Low lubricating oil pressure, high lubricating oil temperature, and low lubricating oil sump level alarms;
  2. High coolant temperature and low coolant level alarms;
  3. Low fuel oil pressure, low or high fuel oil temperature, and low fuel oil day or settling tank level alarms;
  4. General fire and emergency alarm;
  5. Low steering gear oil level, high steering gear oil temperature, steering gear motor overload, and loss of steering alarms;
  6. High machinery space and dry cargo hold bilge level, high bilge water holding tank level, and high waste oil holding tank level alarms;
  7. High fuel oil storage tank level alarms;
  8. Fixed CO2 system impending release/space evacuation alarms; and
  9. Fire, smoke, and hazardous gas detection system annunicator panel alarms.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 1.3.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-2A Respond to engine room alarms