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-A1.4 Basic environmental protection procedures

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel, on a simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate pumps the bilges to the holding tanks from one of the following locations: Shaft alley; Engine room; Cargo hold.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Correctly lines up the bilge system and pumps the bilges dry to the correct holding tank in accordance with ship’s procedures;
  2. Provides tank-level data and start/stop times to the officer-in- charge of the engine watch; and
  3. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 1.3.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-6-2A Pump bilges