NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems

OICEW-A5.2 Operation of pumping systems:

routine pumping operations

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate plans for and conducts an onboard fuel transfer.


The assessment is required for all OICEW endorsements regardless of any limitations for propulsion mode and/or vessel equipment.

The candidate performs the following actions, and describes them as they are performed:

  1. Applies steam to tank heating coils, if required;

  2. Monitors contaminated return tank as necessary;

  3. Lines up the fuel-oil transfer pump and fuel-oil manifold to take a suction on the desired fuel-oil tank as directed;

  4. Lines up the fuel-oil transfer pump to discharge to the desired tank as directed;

  5. Determines the fuel-oil tank levels in both tanks;

  6. Starts the fuel-oil transfer pump;

  7. Checks the fuel-oil transfer pump suction and discharge pressures to determine that the pump picks up suction;

  8. Monitors the fuel-oil tank level on the tank being filled;

  9. Stops the fuel-oil transfer pump when the tank approaches full or the level directed;

  10. Restores the fuel transfer system piping to normal; and

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

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 5.2.A , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-6-1A Transfer fuel