DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SHIPPING

       Authorized by

EAC BRANCH
ENG/EXAM-11(1)/2004

              EACQM : 7.2.2

 DyNA/DyChief Surveyor with the Govt. of India

Engineering Circular

Circular No.

ISSUE NO.00

Date :   

 

Subject: Examination system for progression for sailors of Indian Navy/Coast Guard to MEO Certification (NCV)

The purpose of this notice is to provide a stream for Sailors serving in Indian Navy to obtain Certificate of Competency under M.S. (STCW) Rules, 1998.  Though the M.S. (STCW) Rules, 1998 has stipulated entry streams for technical sailors (Artificers and Mechanicians) into the merchant marine onboard Near Coastal vessels, there is no stream facilitating lateral entry of Engineering Mechanics and MECH ? 3/ERA- 3. 

            To facilitate seamless induction of the engineering sailors of the Indian Navy viz. artificers, mechanicians and engineering mechanics into the merchant fleet, post release from service, at levels matching their training, qualification and experience gained in the Indian Navy,  the Chief Examiner of Engineers, Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai has now considered educational qualification, training and service of artificers, mechanicians and engineering mechanics who have served in  Indian Navy/ Coast Guard and have decided to create a stream for such sailors  for obtaining Certificate of Competency, which is described as follows: 

 1.        Minimum requirement for certification of officer in charge of an engineering watch Marine Engineer Officer Class IV( NCVfor vessels less than 3000 kW propulsion power and offshore supply vessel less than 6000 kW propulsion power ? For sailors qualified as  MECH ? 3/ERA- 3

As per Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers), Rules 1998, Flow Diagram No. 4 Stream 2N for MECH-3/ ERA-3 following has been exempted considering the training imparted to such sailors in Indian Navy;

Sr. No.

Flow Diagram No. 4 of META Manual

Requirement for progression from MECH 3/ERA-3 to NCV Certification.

01.

MECH 3/ERA 3 from Indian Navy /Coast Guard

To possess Diploma in Mechanical Engineering covering Marine Engineering, aspects awarded  by  INS Shivaji, Lonavala with atleast 02 years sea service

02.

3 months course covering AIII/1 read with AI/3.

Two weeks DGS approved induction course to be conducted by NAMAC or any other Institute.

03.

03 Advance safety courses

03 Advance safety courses

04.

06 months sea service with TAR Book

12 months of sea service on Indian Navy /Coast Guard vessels with TASK Book / Journal.

05.

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

06.

12 months sea service

24 months of sea service on Indian Navy /Coast Guard vessels.

07.

04 months course covering Code A-III/3 as applicable for III/3 & I/3 of STCW-95

One month DGS approved bridging course covering AIII/3 to be conducted by NAMAC or any other Institute.

08.

Pass MEO Class III (NCV) written & oral exam

Pass MEO Class III Second Engineer (NCV) written & oral examination.

09.

Progress as per Flow Diagram No. 4

Progress as per Flow Diagram No. 4

2          Minimum requirement for certification of officer in charge of an engineering watch Marine Engineer Officer Class IV( NCVfor vessels less than 3000 kW propulsion power and offshore supply vessel less than 6000 kW propulsion power- For sailors qualified as MECH- 4/ERA- 4.

As per Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers), Rules 1998 Flow Diagram No. 4 Stream 2N for MECH-3/ERA - 3 following has been exempted for sailors qualified as MECH -4/ERA-4 considering the training imparted to such sailors in Indian Navy;

Sr. No

Flow Diagram No. 4 of META Manual ? in place of MECH 3/ERA 3

Requirement for progression from MECH 4/ERA-4 to NCV Certification.

01.

MECH 4/ERA 4 from Indian Navy /Coast Guard

To possess Diploma in Mechanical  Engineering covering Marine Engineering, aspects awarded  by  INS Shivaji, Lonavala with atleast 03 years sea service

02.

03 months course covering A III/1 read with A I/3

One month DGS approved induction course to be conducted by NAMAC or any other Institute.

03.

03 Advance safety courses

03 Advance safety courses

04.

06 months sea service with TAR book

12 months of sea service on Indian Navy /Coast Guard vessels with TASK Book./ 06 months  sea service on sea going ships (Merchant ships)

05.

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

06.

12 months sea service

24 months of sea service on Indian Navy/Coast Guard vessels/12 months sea service on sea going ships (Merchant ships)

07.

04 months course covering Code A-III/3 as applicable for III/3 & I/3 of STCW-95

One month DGS approved bridging course covering AIII/3 to be conducted by NAMAC or any other Institute.

08.

Pass MEO Class III (NCV) written & oral exam

Pass MEO Class III Second Engineer (NCV) written & oral examination.

09

Progress as per Flow Diagram No.4

Progress as per Flow Diagram No.4.

3.         Minimum requirement for certification of officer in charge of an engineering watch Marine Engineer Officer Class IV(NCVfor vessels less than 3000 kW propulsion power and offshore supply vessel less than 6000 kW propulsion power- For sailors qualified as Engineering Mechanics.

As per Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers), Rules 1998 Flow Diagram No. 4 Stream 1N for Engine Room Rating with watch keeping certificate, following has been considered for  Engineering Mechanics considering the training imparted to such sailors in Indian Navy;

Sl. No.

Flow Diagram No. 4 of META Manual ? Stream 1N

Requirement for progression from Engineering Mechanics to NCV Certification.

01.

Engine Room rating (REW) with 06 months course and 06/09 months onboard training including RTRB

Engineering Mechanics with Auxiliary Watch Keeping Certificate with 02 years of sea service Indian Navy/Coast Guard vessels. To be issued with Rating Watch Keeping certificate by the Directorate.

02.

02 years sea service on sea going vessels

04 years sea service on Indian Navy/ Coast Guard vessels /02 years sea service on sea going ships (Merchant ships)

03.

03 months course covering Code A-III/1 read with A-I/3 of STCW-95

03 months DGS approved course covering Code A-III/1 read with A-I/3 of STCW-95

04.

03 Advance safety courses

03 advance safety training courses

05.

06 months sea service with TAR book

06 months  sea service with TAR book on sea going ships (Merchant ships)

06.

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

Pass MEO Class IV (NCV) written & oral exam

07.

Progress as per Flow Diagram 4

Progress as per Flow Diagram No.4.

 This is issued with the approval of the Chief Examiner of Engineers, Director General of Shipping.