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 at sea, on a simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate monitors the propulsion shafting and bearings.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Checks all line shaft-bearing sump-oil levels;
  2. Checks all line shaft-bearing-oil temperatures;
  3. Checks all line shaft-bearing oiler rings, where appropriate;
  4. Checks the independent thrust-bearing sump level, where appropriate;
  5. Checks the independent thrust-bearing lube-oil sump temperature, where appropriate;
  6. Checks the independent thrust-bearing lube-oil cooler inlet and outlet temperatures, where appropriate;
  7. Checks the independent thrust-bearing lube-oil supply pressure, where appropriate;
  8. Checks the independent thrust-bearing gravity- head tank level, where appropriate;
  9. Checks the water-lubricated stern-tube stuffing box for proper leak-off, where appropriate;
  10. Checks the oil-lubricated stern-tube lube sump tank level where appropriate;
  11. Checks the oil-lubricated stern-tube lube-oil pressure where appropriate;
  12. Checks the oil-lubricated stern-tube oil temperatures where appropriate;
  13. Checks the oil-lubricated stern-tube inboard shaft seal for leakage if appropriate;
  14. Notifies the watch engineer of any unusual or unsafe conditions; and
  15. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

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

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1D Monitor engineering machinery