Revised Course Curriculum for MEO Class IV (NCV) as per STCW 78 as amended in 2010. (Included in TEAP A-Section III/7 and TEAP B-Appendix III/5A)


  Examination, Assessment & Certification (EAC Branch) IS/ISO Clause No. 7.1
Ref: QMS: EACQP - 07 - 1 Subject: Revised Course Curriculum for MEO Class IV (NCV) as per STCW 78 as amended in 2010. File No. ENG/IMO-26(4)/STCW-NCV-Vol. I
Authorized by:CS /DG Circular No: STCW 2010 Training Circular No. 19 of 2012 Date: 16.07.2012

1. As the shipping Industry and the seafarers are well aware, the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention 1978 have entered into force on 1st January 2012, through the Tacit Amendment Procedure as laid down in the STCW Convention.

2. In view of the 2010 amendments to STCW Convention, the revision of course curriculum for Marine Engineer Officer - Class IV (NCV) Near Coastal Voyages has been carried out by the DGS in consultation with the maritime training institutes and all the stakeholders.

3.The competence table and syllabus is attached as Annexure I.

4. The new preparatory course would be of four months duration and after passing the written examination the candidates will have to perform eight months of sea-service as a trainee with TAR Book before appearing for oral examination and obtaining a CoC after passing the same. For details refer STCW 2010 Circular No.18 of 2012.

5. The scope of obtaining the eligibility for attending four months course covering Section A-III/1 as applicable to Class IV NCV read with A-I/3 has been widened and would be as per "Eligibility Criteria for NCV Certification" attached as Annexure II.

6. It is expected that maritime training institutes would follow these guidelines in letter and spirit. The institutes shall ensure continued compliance with the DGS stipulated maximum teaching hours and teachers: student ratio. The load matrix to be submitted to the Training Branch of the Directorate for record and the same will be verified during the scheduled or unscheduled inspections / audits. Self-declaration by the institutes for compliance prior to commencement of this course may be sent to the DGS (Training Branch). All other requirements shall continue to apply as per the DGS guidelines.

7. The above revised course curriculum shall come into force on 1st August, 2012 for new batches and institutes are advised to issue the certificate after successful completion of the course in the prescribed format attached as Annexure III.

8. This issues with the approval of the Director General of Shipping and ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India, under the power conferred in the Chapter IX - Rule 47 of Merchant Shipping (Standards of Certification & watch -keeping for Seafarers) Rules, 1998.



[D. Mehrotra]

Dy. Chief Surveyor

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