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 steering gear.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Correctly compares the rudder-angle mechanical- sliding scale with the electrical indicator, if fitted;
  2. Monitors the steering gear hydraulic oil reservoir levels and temperatures;
  3. Monitors system hydraulic oil pressure and any applicable filter pressure drops;
  4. Checks steering hydraulic system power units, piping, and actuators for leaks
  5. Assists in testing the communication devices;
  6. Observes various linkages for wear, loosening, or lost motion;
  7. Notes glands on main rams and rudderpost for leakage;
  8. Assists in adding oil to hydraulic oil reservoirs as required;
  9. Checks for unusual noises, erratic motions and other indications of air in the system;
  10. Notifies the watch engineer of all unusual or unsafe conditions; and
  11. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

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

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