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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter BPart 11Subpart C → §11.329

Title 46: Shipping
Subpart C—STCW Officer Endorsements

§11.329   Requirements to qualify for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) in a manned engineroom or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engineroom on vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP propulsion power or more (operational level).

(a) To qualify for an STCW endorsement as OICEW, an applicant must—

(1) Provide evidence of seagoing service as follows:

(i) Thirty-six months of seagoing service in the engine department; or

(ii) Successful completion of an approved training program, which includes a combination of workshop skill training and seagoing service of not less than 12 months, and that meets the requirements of Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see §11.102 of this part);

(2) Provide evidence of having performed during the required seagoing service, engine room watchkeeping duties, under the supervision of an officer holding the STCW endorsement as chief engineer officer or as a qualified engineer officer, for a period of not less than 6 months;

(3) Provide evidence of meeting the standard of competence specified in Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code; and

(4) Provide evidence of having satisfactorily completed approved training in the following subject areas:

(i) Medical first-aid provider.

(ii) Basic and advanced firefighting in accordance with §11.303 of this subpart.

(iii) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

(iv) Engineroom resource management (ERM).

(v) Engineering terminology and shipboard operations.

(vi) Auxiliary machinery.

(vii) Gas turbine plants, as applicable.

(viii) Steam plants, as applicable.

(ix) Motor plants, as applicable.

(x) Electrical machinery and basic electronics.

(xi) Control systems.

(b) Experience gained in the deck department may be creditable for up to 3 months of the service requirements in paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section.

(c) For a renewal of an STCW endorsement as OICEW to be valid on or after January 1, 2017, each candidate must provide evidence of having satisfactorily completed ERM training and meeting the standard competence in leadership and teamworking skills if not previously completed.

(d) The Coast Guard may exempt an applicant from meeting any individual knowledge, understanding, and proficiency required in Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code. These exemptions must be approved by the Coast Guard based upon vessel type. Under these circumstances, the credential may include a corresponding limitation.

(e) Seafarers with one of the following national officer endorsements are eligible to apply for this endorsement upon completion of the requirements in the following table:

Table 1 to §11.329(e)—STCW Endorsement as OICEW in a Manned Engine Room or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engine Room on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP Propulsion Power or More

[Operational level]

Entry path from national endorsementsSea service*Competence—
STCW Table A-
required by
Second assistant engineer any horsepowerNoneYesYes
Third assistant engineer any horsepowerNoneYesYes
Assistant engineer (limited)NoneYesYes
Designated duty engineer, (unlimited) (less than 500 GRT)NoneYesYes
Assistant engineer (MODU)NoneYesYes
Assistant engineer (OSV)NoneYesYes
Designated duty engineer, 3,000 kW/4,000 HP112 monthsYesYes
Designated duty engineer, 750 kW/1,000 HP124 monthsYesYes

* This column provides the minimum additional service required of the seafarer in order to meet the requirements of this section.

** Complete any items in paragraph (a)(3) of this section not previously satisfied.

*** Complete any items in paragraph (a)(4) of this section not previously satisfied.

1STCW certificate should be limited to vessels less than 500 GRT.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77909, Dec. 24, 2013, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58276, Sept. 29, 2014; USCG-2015-0867, 80 FR 62469, Oct. 16, 2015]

Editorial Note: At 79 FR 58276, Sept. 29, 2014, §11.329 was amended; however, a portion of the amendment could not be incorporated due to inaccurate amendatory instruction.

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