NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate machinery equipment and apply emergency procedures.

RFPEW-A3.2 Escape routes from machinery spaces

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel,

the candidate locates all engine-room escape routes, describes the emergency- escape procedure for each, and performs escapes using the shortest open route and up an escape trunk (if so equipped).


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Locates all emergency-escape routes;
  2. Describes the operations and procedures appropriate to each means of escape (including the use of emergency-escape breathing devices);
  3. Demonstrates the correct means of escape via:

    a. The shortest open route; and

    b. An escape trunk, if so equipped.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 4.1.A , MMA students must: