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Note: an Engineer Class 3 may gain cross-credit to Engineer Watchkeeper and endorse as a watchkeeper but must have completed at least 12 months’ approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine propulsion machinery of above 750 kW propulsion power. In addition, completed the modules for Engineer Watchkeeper as prescribed in Section III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: Engineer Class 4.

Required Sea Service:

(a) Not less than 12 months approved seagoing service as a Watchkeeping Engineer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Class 4; 
or
(b) Have completed approved education and training of at least 36 months which includes 6 months onboard training on ships of not less than 500 kW main propulsion power machinery. Onboard training must be documented in an approved training record book; or
or
(c) Have completed 24 months approved shore based (slipways, dockyards, marine engineering workshops or boiler workshops) education and training documented in an approved training record book; and
or
(d) have served 12 months of approved sea going service in an engineering capacity on ships of not less than 500 kW main propulsion power machinery.

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standard set out in Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended for Engineers engaged in near coastal voyage.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and
(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.
(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body Marine Engineer Examiner.

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level