NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Carry out a watch routine appropriate to the duties of a rating forming part of an engine-room watch.

RFPEW-A1.2 Engine-room watchkeeping procedures

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel,

the candidate makes an engine room round.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Inspects, monitors, and checks system parameters of all auxiliary systems and machinery, and main propulsion machinery, check operating pressures, temperatures, flow and level indicators, and collect readings for log book entry;
  2. Inspects bilges and pump as necessary; notes piping condition in bilges and conducts visual inspection of sea chests;
  3. Checks machinery spaces for all signs of fire, flooding, loss of lighting, and electric shock hazard;
  4. Wipes up all spilled oil;
  5. Inspects all system and machinery piping for signs of leaks;
  6. Monitors all applicable strainer and filter pressure drops;
  7. Checks electric motors and machinery for overheating;
  8. Investigates any abnormal sounds, vibrations, or odors, as well as loose fittings, nuts, bolts, flanges, clamps, hangers, and connections;
  9. Checks for any gear adrift or machinery guards not in place;
  10. Notifies watch engineer of any unusual or unsafe conditions;
  11. Takes appropriate action to correct any unusual or unsafe conditions;
  12. Demonstrates proper keeping of the bell book; and
  13. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 1.1.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1A Inspect machinery spaces before assuming watch