Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch

ER002  Engine ratings forming part of a watch in an engine-room

COURSE TITLE Engine ratings forming part of a watch in an engine-room  
COURSE APPROVED BY American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Maritime Administration of : Liberia , Panama , Republic of Marshall Islands, Ukraine.
LANGUAGE Russian, English
SCOPE To provide seafarers employed or engaged in capacity of ratings forming part of a watch in an engine room on board necessary knowledge and training in order to demonstrate thecompetence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of Table AIII/4 .
OBJECTIVES All seafarers employed or engaged on board ship as part of ratings forming part of a watch in

an engine room shall demonstrate a minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency.

Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the

required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating

competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table

A-III/4 which shall include, but not limited the following:

  • terms used in machinery spaces and names of machinery and equipment;
  • engine-room watchkeeping procedures;
  • safe working practices as related to engine-room operations;
  • basic environmental protection procedures;
  • use of appropriate internal communication system;
  • engine-room alarm systems and ability to distinguish between the various alarms, with
  • special reference to fire-extinguishing gas alarms;
  • safe operation of boilers; maintain the correct water levels and steam pressures;
  • knowledge of emergency duties;
  • escape routes from machinery spaces;
  • familiarity with the location and use of fire-fighting equipment in the machinery spaces.
ENTRY STANDARDS Every candidate for certification shall:

  • be not less than 16 years of age;
  • be physically fit for duty as per required by Regulation I/9 of STCW-78, as amended
  • and National standards;
  • passed a special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period
  • of seagoing service which shall not be less than two months.
CERTIFICATION Certificate should  be issued to those who successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has

completed been successfully training for “Engine ratings forming part of a watch in an engine-room”.



The maximum number of course attendees is 25
STAFF REQUIREMENTS The course is conducted by qualified instructors that hold a valid chief engineer’s  licenses and have an adequate experience in this subject.
FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT TRANSAS Simulator “TechSim ERS 5000”, training ship “ AVANT “
TEACHING AIDS Whiteboard and DVD player, overhead projector, placards, audio and video aids, Power Points.
TEACHING METHOD Theory in classroom, practical exercises at “TechSim ERS 5000” simulator , training ship “ AVANT “