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2.1. Objectives

  1. The performance standards and other provisions set forth in this document are necessary to:
    1. meet the requirements related to a training certificate for Ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, Ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator and Domestic Ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator prescribed in the MPR.
    2. determine the level of qualifications for instructors, supervisors and assessors that are involved with engine room simulator-base courses.
    3. establish the engine room simulator-base courses objectives and procedures
    4. provide standards and procedures for assessment of competency.
    5. set the basic equipments required for engine room simulator–base courses.
    6. establish the general performance standards for an engine room simulator.

 

2.2. Overview

  1. Ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator (PPS I) course is designed to provide knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of the ship’s machinery to watchkeeping engineers.
  2. Upon successful completion of this course an applicant will receive a training certificate that is required to obtain one of the following certificates of competency or endorsement:
    1. Third-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship;
    2. Fourth-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor ship;
    3. Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-Driven Fishing Vessel;
    4. Maintenance Supervisor MOU/Self-Elevating
  3. Ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator (PPS II) course is designed to provide knowledge of corrective actions to be taken in problem solving in the recognition of signs and symptoms of a deteriorating function of ships machinery.
  4. Upon successful completion of this course an applicant will receive a training certificate that is required to obtain one of the following certificate of competency or endorsement:
    1. First-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship;
    2. Second-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor ship;
    3. Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/Surface
    4. Chief Engineer Endorsement, Steamship or Motor Ship;

 

2.3. Course entry Qualifications

  1. Ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator (PPS level I) course.
    1. Entry to this course is open to individuals with basic marine background and knowledge and to marine engineers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of the machinery installation of a modern merchant ship. However, the following pre-requisites are to be complied with:
      1. An applicant has completed a minimum of 6 months of sea service performing duties related to an engineering position onboard a vessel or,
      2. An applicant is registered with a Marine Engineer Cadet Training Program as define in TP 8911.
  2. Ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator (PPS- level 2) course.
    1. The following pre-requisites conditions are to be complied with:
      1. An applicants must have obtained a certificate of competency at a minimum level of a 4th class Engineer STCW endorsed
      2. While holding at the minimum a certificate of competency at the 4th class Engineer level, an applicant must have completed a minimum of 6 months of sea service, as engineer in charge of an engineering watch or in charge of the machinery, onboard a vessel of at least 750 KW.

 

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