NVIC Method

Show NVIC method.

STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

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

RFPEW-A1.5 Use of appropriate internal communication systems

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate logs engine- order telegraph signals.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Obtains correct “counter” and “fuel oil meter” readings at standby or departure or arrival;
  2. Correctly acknowledges main engine direction and speed by matching engine order telegraph with order from the bridge;
  3. Correctly enters appropriate graphic bell signal symbol and logs with correct time; from full ahead to full astern including stop and finished with engines; and
  4. Makes legible entries.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 2.2.B , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1C Engineering watchkeeping