NVIC Method

Show NVIC method.

STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate machinery equipment and apply emergency procedures.

RFPEW-A3.3 Familiarity with the location and use of fire-fighting equipment in machinery spaces

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate puts a main or emergency fire-pump in service.


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Checks or open all required suction and discharge valves;
  2. Correctly starts the pump;
  3. Ensures the fire-pump discharge pressure rises to proper operating pressure;
  4. Checks the running condition of the pump and motor;
  5. Properly secures the pump; and
  6. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 4.2.B , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-6-1B Operate fire pump