I am recently passed my exams for 3rd A/E. I need to get the OICEW endorsement. I sent my on board assessments, Advanced firefighting, ERM/leadership certs to NMC. They returned a letter to me with additional courses that I needed to take. I have attached the letter. I have contacted all schools that teach these courses on the USCG list. The problem is the USCG has not approved the schools to teach the courses yet. Was hoping MR. Cavo or somebody in the know might have some suggestions for me. I have had to pass on three good paying 3rd A/E jobs because I do not hold this endorsement. Any help or suggestions on the matter would be much appreciated Thank you!
To qualify for an STCW endorsement as OICEW, you must provide the approved training listed below: *Engine Resource Management (ERM); *Engineering terminology and shipboard operations; *Auxiliary machinery; *Motor plants, as applicable; *Electrical machinery and basic electronics; *Control systems; *Medical first-aid provider; *Advanced fire-fighting; Leadership and Team working
To qualify for an STCW endorsement as OICEW, you must provide assessments as specified in the STCW Code. Please provide operational level assessments signed by a qualified assessor. The assessments must be completed on a vessel of at least 1,000 HP/750 kW with a walk-in engine room and signed by a mariner who held an STCW endorsement for regulation III/2 or III/3 (chief engineer or second engineer officer) for at least one year until December 31, 2017. You may submit valid U.S. Coast Guard approved courses as evidence of assessment completion. If this option is used, the courses approval statement on file with the U.S. Coast Guard must state that it meets the identified assessments. The assessments submitted are incomplete. Task # 9.1.C must be completed. References: 46 CFR 11.329; STCW Code Table A-III/1; NVIC 17-14.
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