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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Contribute to fueling and oil transfer operations

ABE-A6.1 Knowledge of the function and operation of fuel system and oil transfer operations, including:

.1 preparations for fueling and transfer operations
.2 procedures for connecting and disconnecting fueling and transfer hoses
.3 procedures relating to incidents that may arise during fuelling or transferring operation
.4 securing from fueling and transfer operations
.5 ability to correctly measure and report tank levels

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel or in a laboratory or workshop, given a fueling or transfer system,

the candidate assists the engineering officer with the operation of the function and operation of fuel system and oil transfer operations.

The candidate:

  1. Describes ship’s bunker piping valves, tanks, and capacities
  2. Lines up the filling and transfer system properly
  3. Ensures that the proper hoses are used
  4. Ensures that any catchments are properly maintained, prepared and/or secured
  5. Observes normal pollution abatement policies including plugging scuppers, drip pans under all fuel oil vent
  6. Ensures that the hoses are secured properly to the shipboard flanges at the shipboard bunkering station
  7. Assists in taking samples for testing before taking on fuel
  8. Takes on fuel properly
  9. Secures the fuel oil fill and transfer system after the task is complete
  10. Observes all MARPOL recommendations for proper bunker procedures
  11. Sounds tanks and uses remote operating fuel gauges to accurately measure fuel oil tank levels
  12. Uses sounding equipment to measure change in tank level and rate of tank level; and
  13. Assists to complete the relevant entries in the oil record book.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 18-14 Task 3.1.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-6-1A Transfer fuel
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment ABE-1-6A Assist with fuel oil transfer