Course length: 160 hours
Officer in Charge of Engine Watch (OICEW) – Diesel Engine is a 20-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students with the knowledge to operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems. Students will gain an understanding in basic construction and operating principles of marine diesel engines. Safety and emergency procedures for operating a propulsion plant including main engine auto slow down and shut down and power failure will be discussed. Fault detection and necessary measures to prevent damage to the main engine and associated auxiliary systems will also be taught.
Students who successfully complete Officer in Charge of Engine Watch (OICEW) – Diesel Engine will satisfy the Motor Plants training requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(ix) towards an STCW endorsement as OICEW on vessels on vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW/ 1,000 HP propulsion power or more; students will be credited with the following specific tasks from the OICEW NVIC 17-14: 1.1.A; 1.1.B; 1.1.E; 1.1.F; 1.2.A; 3.1.A; 4.1.A; 4.2.A; 4.3.A (Motor); 4.3.C; 4.3.F; 6.1.B; and 6.1.D.