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 monitors an oily-water separator.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Checks plant’s operational status;
  2. Checks bilge-water tank level;
  3. Checks oily-water-separator chamber pressure or vacuum;
  4. Checks filling related pressure/vacuum;
  5. Checks overboard-discharge water-pump pressure;
  6. Monitors oil-content monitor:

    a. Ensures that equipment is not bypassed, sampling line is open, and flushing water is not being supplied to sensor;

    b. Automatic valves are not operated in manual mode or disconnected from controlling devices; and

    c. No temporary hoses are used during operation;

  7. Checks for any unusual conditions or noises;
  8. Notifies the watch engineer of any unusual or unsafe conditions; and
  9. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

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

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-9-1C Monitor oily water separator system
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1D Monitor engineering machinery