NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Understand orders and be understood in matters relevant to watchkeeping duties.

RFPEW-A1.1 Terms used in machinery spaces and names of machinery and equipment

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate assists in a pre-start check of a diesel engine.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Checks the general exterior of the engine for debris, leaks, or unsafe conditions;
  2. Checks the lube-oil levels of the engine sump, governor, and any other ancillary lube oil tanks such as cylinder oil tank, rocker lube tank, cam lube oil tank, as applicable;
  3. Checks the jacket water expansion tank level and any other ancillary treated fresh water expansion or collecting tanks such as injector cooling water tank and piston cooling water tank, as applicable;
  4. Checks fuel oil day tank level;
  5. Checks starting air receiver pressure, starting hydraulic accumulator pressure, or starting battery charge status as applicable;
  6. Drains air boxes, scavenging air receivers, and start air bottles, as appropriate;
  7. Performs any manual pre-lubrication functions as required;
  8. Opens indicators cocks and stands by for engine rollover, and re- closes indicator cocks as applicable;
  9. Checks other associated equipment as fitted aboard the specific vessel, and as contained in assessor’s checklist; and
  10. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 2.1.C , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-7-1B Inspect and start a diesel engine