NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems

OICEW-A4.3 Preparation, operation, fault detection and necessary measures to prevent damage for the following machinery items and control system

Main engine and associated auxiliaries

Condition Behavior Standard

On a motor vessel of at least 1,000 HP, on a simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate plans for and monitors an operating main diesel engine, describing actions as they are being performed.

Note 5

A candidate who does not perform this task will receive an endorsement that is not valid for motor vessels.

The candidate:

  1. Checks all main-engine and propulsion machinery bearing and lubrication parameters to detect signs of overheating;

  2. Checks the clearance indicators for proper rotor position;

  3. Checks all temperature and pressure indicating devices and displays for readings within operating ranges;

  4. Checks the oil level in the engine/reduction gear sumps;

  5. Maintains the proper level in the engine freshwater cooling expansion tanks;

  6. Checks the lube-oil temperature from the lube-oil cooler, and maintains the oil temperature at proper temperature;

  7. Checks the pressure of the cooling-water main;

  8. Is constantly alert for unusual sounds and/or vibrations;

  9. Correctly describes actions as they are performed; and

  10. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 4.3.C , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4-1D Monitor engineering machinery