What are the STCW Requirements for Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) in a Manned Engine Room or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engine Room (III/1)?

General Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Sea Service – 6 months sea-going plus 30 months training and education with completed TRB for III/1 sea-time

Application Requirements

  • Completed Dominica Application for Certificate of Competence and Physical Examination Report
  • Submit copy of passport with application
  • Submit Sea Service Letters or copies of discharge papers
  • Include all copies of held licenses, Certificates of Competence, training certificates, completed assessments and training record book

Training Requirements

This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/3 and A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code and includes traditional classroom lectures and two days of hands-on, practical firefighting exercises. (Minimum 40 hours)

This one-day course provides training in Elementary First Aid and CPR techniques in accordance with Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW code. (Minimum 8 hours)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code and covers subjects including: shipboard personnel management and training; international conventions and recommendations; workload management. (Minimum 8 hours; Online courses approved)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/4-1 of the STCW code. Upon completion the participant will be able to demonstrate a higher level of competency to take action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency as required by the code. (Minimum 24 hours)

(Required for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.)
This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/4-2 of the STCW code. After successfully completing this program the participant will demonstrate competence to provide medical care to the sick and injured while they are on board and to participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships. (Minimum 48 hours)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code. Subjects include: watchkeeping procedures, engine- room resource management, internal communications systems, machinery systems, damage prevention, pumping systems, electronic control systems, maintenance and repair, hand tools, pollution prevention, ship stability and ship construction. (Minimum 160 hours)

Those successfully completing the course will have acquired a better understanding of living and working aboard operational merchant ships, in accordance with STCW, Table A-VI/1-3. (Minimum 4 hours; Online courses approved)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW code. Subjects include: cold water survival, liferaft launching and recovery, emergency situations and emergency equipment. (Minimum 16 hours)

This course meets the training requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW code. It covers topics such as inflatable liferafts, launching and recovery of lifeboats, survival equipment and oar commands. (Minimum 40 hours)

(Required for mariners serving as SSO on board.)
This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/5 of the STCW Code and covers the subject matter required of a designated Ship Security Officer. (Minimum 24 hours; Online courses approved)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/6 of the STCW Code and covers the subject matter required of seafarers with designated security duties on board a vessel. (Minimum 8 hours; Online courses approved)

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