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Chapter III - Engine Department
21.
 
  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.
 
22.
Minimum requirements for the certification of second Engineer Officer on ships powered  by main  propulsion machinery of 3000 KW propulsion power or more ( Marine Engineer Officer Class II)
 
 
1. Every second engineer officer on a sea - going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW propulsion power or more shall hold an appropriate certificate of competency in form 9
 
 
2. Every candidate for the certification shall:-
 
 
(i)
hold a certificate of competency as Marine Engineer Officer Class IV ( Officer in Charge of engineer watch)
(ii)
have  not less than one year approved sea-going service as assistant engineer officer or engineer officer in charge of an  engineering watch; and
(iii)
have completed approved education, training examination and assessment and meets the standard of competence as specified in the section in section A-III/2 of the STCW Code.
 
23.  
 
1. Every chief engineer officer on a sea-going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW propulsion power or more shall hold an appropriate certificate of competence in form 10.
 
 
2. Every candidate for the Certification shall have -
 
 
(i)
hold a certificate of competency as Marine Engineer Officer Class II (Second Engineer Officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW propulsion power or more );
(ii)
have not less than eighteen months as approved sea-going service as engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch on ships powered  by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW propulsion power or more;
(iii)
have completed an approved engineering management course;
(iv)
have completed approved machinery space simulator training; and 
(v)
have completed approved examination and assessment.
 
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1.
An Extra First Class Engineer certificate of competency in form 11 is an optional certificate and is an evidence that the candidate has attained a higher level of professional excellence.
2. Every Candidate for the certification shall -
 
(i) hold a certificate of competency as Chief Engineering Officer for sea-going ships of 3000 KW propulsion power or more (Marine Engineer Officer Class I)
 
(ii) have complete an approved training and assessment programme conducted by  by an approved institution; and 
 
(iii) have completed the approved examination and assessment.
3. Every candidate who meets requirements of this rule, shall be issued with an extra First Class Engineer certificate of competency. This shall be issued in addition to the certificate of competency as Chief Engineer Officer on ships of 3000  KW propulsion power or more (Marine Engineer Officer Class I) as per regulation III/2 of the STCW Convention and section A-III/2 of the STCW Code held by the candidate.
 
25.
 
 
1. Every Officer in charge of an engineering watch serving on a sea -going ship of between 750KW propulsion power operating in Near -Coastal Voyages shall hold an appropriate certificate of competency in form 12.
 
 
2. Every candidate for the certification shall -
 
 
(i)
be not less than 18 years on the date prescribed for receipt of application;
(ii)
have completed approved training and assessment programme for a period of thirty months including on -board training duly  documented in an approved training record book and meet the standard training record book and meet the standard of competency as specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code as applicable to ships engaged in Near - Coastal Voyages;
(iii)
have completed for a period of not less than six months approved sea-going service in the engine department on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 KW or more closely supervised and monitored  by a Marine Engineer  Office Class III which is duly documented in an approved training record book as specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code as applicable to ships engaged in Near -Coastal Voyages; and
(iv)
have completed approved education, training, examination and assessment and meet the standard of competence as specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code as applicable to ships engaged in Near- Coastal - Voyages.
 
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1. Every Second Engineer Officer on a sea-going ship powered  by main propulsion machinery of between 750 KW and 3000 KW propulsion power operating in Near- Coastal - Voyages, shall hold an appropriate certificate of competency in form 13
 
 
2. Every candidate for the certificate shall -
 
 
(i)
hold a certificate as officer in charge of an engineering watch on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750KW and 3000KW propulsion power operating in Near - Coastal - Voyages( Marine engineer Office Class IV - Near - Coastal - Voyages);
(ii)
have not less than one year approved sea-going service as an assistant engineer officer or engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch; and 
(iii)
have completes approved education, training, examination assessment and meet the standard of competence as specified in section A-III/2 of the STCW Code as applicable to the ships operating in Near - Coastal - Voyages.
 
27.
Minimum requirement for certification of Chief Engineer Officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 KW and 3000KW propulsion power operating in Near - Coastal - Voyages (Marine Engineer Officer Class III - Chief Engineer Officer - Near - Coastal - Voyages)
 
 
1.  Every Chief Engineer Office on a sea - going  ship powered by propulsion machinery of between 750KW and 3000 KW propulsion power operating in Near- Coastal - Voyages shall hold as appropriate certificate of competency in form 14.
2. Every candidate for the certification shall -
(i)
hold a certificate of competency as Marine Engineer Officer Class III (Second Engineer Officer - Near - Coastal - Voyages) on a sea - going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 KW and 3000 KW propulsion power operating in Near- Coastal - Voyages
(ii)
have not less than one year approved sea-going service as an officer in charge of an engineering watch on such ships;
(iii)
have completes an approved engineering management course;
(iv)
have completes approved machinery space simulator training; and 
(v)
have completed approved examination and assessment.
 
28. Minimum requirement for certification of rating forming part of an engine room watch  
 
1. Every rating forming part of an engine room watch or designation to perform duties in a periodically unmanaged engine room on a sea- going ship powers be main propulsion machinery of 750 KW propulsion power or more, other than ratings under training and ratings whose duties while on watch are of an unskilled nature, shall be duly certified by the Chief Examiner concerned to perform such duties
 
 
2. Every Candidate fir the certification shall -
 
 
(i)
be not less than  18 years of age on the last date prescribed for receipt of application;
(ii)
have completed -
(a)
approved sea-going service for a period of not less than nine months; or 
(b)
approved pre-sea training or special training for a period of 90 days and approved sea-going service for a period of not less than six months; and 
(iii)
meets the standard of competency specifies in section A-III/4 of the STCW Code.
 
 
3. The sea-going service, training and experience required by clause (ii) of sub -rule (2) shall be associated with engine room watch keeping function and shall also involve the performance of duties carried out on board the ship under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer or the officer in charge of an engineering watch or a certified rating duly documented in an approved rating training record book;
 
 
4. Rating who has served in  a relevant capacity in the Engine Department for a period of not less than year within the 1st fine years preceding the 1st day of august, 1998, shall eligible for assessment by the assessment center
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