Minimum requirements for certification of officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine room ( Marine Engineer Officer Class IV)
1. Every officer in charge of an engineer watch serving on a sea- going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 KW propulsion power or more shall hold an appropriate certificate of contemporary in form 8.2. Every candidate for the certification shall -
(i) be not less than 18 years of age on the last date prescribed for receipt of application;
(ii) have completed approved education and training for a period of at least thirty months as provided in an approved training and assessment programme including on-board training documented in an approved training record book and meet the standards of competence as specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code;
(iii) have completed approved sea-going service for a period of not less than six months in the Engine Department of a sea -going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750KW propulsion power or more, closely supervised and monitored by a marine Engineer Officer Class I or an officer of the Engine Department holding certificate of competency under rule 5 and which is duly documented in an approved training examination, assessments and meets the standard of competence as specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code.
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