Price: $3,000
Course Number: 2733
Course Length: 120 hours Hybrid (instructor-led online study and test at MAMA Trains) OR 120 hours In-Person (in-person study and test at MAMA Trains)
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 12

Please bring picture ID on first day of class


Course Description

Any applicant who successfully completed all modules comprising our Auxiliary Machinery (MIDATL-862) course will:

  • Satisfy the Auxiliary Machinery training and competence requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(vi) for STCW endorsements as OICEW on vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW / 1,000 HP propulsion power or more; AND
  • Satisfy the specific TASKS from the OICEW NVIC 17-14 (CH-4): 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1.1.C, 1.1.E, 1.1.F, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 4.2.A, 4.3.I, 4.3.M, 4.3.N, 4.3.O, 4.3.P, 4.3.Q, 4.3.R, 4.3.S, 4.3.T, 4.3.U, 4.3.V, 4.3.W, 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.2.B, 5.2.C, 5.2.D, 5.2.E, 5.3.A, 7.5.A, 7.5.B, 7.5.C, 8.2.B, 8.2.C, 8.2.D, 8.3.A, 9.1.A, 9.1.B, 9.1.C, 10.1.A, 10.1.B,11.1.A, 11.2.A, 11.3.A, and 11.4.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification. 

The course objective is to instruct the student in the areas relevant to Auxiliary Machinery at the Operational Level, and in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping Section A-III/1 and Table A-III/1, for competence in knowledge of the following: 

Table A-III/1 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room. 

Function: Marine engineering at the operational level

1.  STCW Competence: Use English in written and oral form.

* Safety precautions to be observed during a watch and immediate actions to be taken in the event of fire or accident, with particular reference to oil systems.

2.  STCW Competence: Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems.

* Preparation, operation, fault detection, and necessary measures to prevent damage for the following machinery items and control systems:

a) Main engine associated auxiliaries.
b) Steam boiler and associated auxiliaries and steam systems.
c) Auxiliary prime movers and associated systems.
d) Other auxiliaries, including refrigeration, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems.

3.  STCW Competence: Operate fuel, lubricating ballast, and other pumping systems and associated control systems.

* Operation of pumping systems: routine pumping operations

4.  STCW Competence:  Maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment.

*  Function and performance tests of the following equipment:

a) Monitoring systems
b) Automatic control devices
c) Protective devices

5.  STCW Competence:  Appropriate use of hand tools, machine tools, and measuring instruments for fabrication and repair on board.

* Use of various types of sealants and packings
* Application of safe working practices in the workshop environment:

a) Safety measures to be taken to ensure a safe working environment and for using hand tools, machine tools, and measuring instruments.
b) Use of hand tools, machine tools, and measuring instruments.

*Appropriate basic mechanical knowledge and skills:

a) Maintenance and repair, such as dismantling, adjustment, and reassembling of machinery and equipment.
b) The use of appropriated specialized tools and measuring instrumentation.

6. STCW Competence:  Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements.

*Prevention of pollution of the marine environment:

a) Knowledge of the precautions to be taken to prevent pollution of the marine environment
b) Anti-pollution procedures and all associated equipment.
c) Importance of proactive measures to protect the marine environment.

02/07/2022 – 02/25/2022 (In-Person)
05/02/2022 – 05/20/2022 (In-Person)
07/25/2022 – 08/12/2022 (In-Person)
10/17/2022 – 11/04/2022 (In-Person)

Check-In: 7:00 a.m.
Class Starts: 8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.