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 a sewage- treatment plant.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Checks the plant’s operational status;
  2. Checks the destination of “black water” sewage;
  3. Checks sewage-circulating and overboard-discharge pump pressures;
  4. Checks sewage-circulating and overboard-discharge pump mechanical seals for leakage;
  5. Checks air-compressor discharge pressure;
  6. Checks the chemical-batch tank level;
  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.C , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-9-1B Monitor sewage waste treatment plant
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1D Monitor engineering machinery