MARINA Requirements for OIC-NW License, Certification, and Revalidation

Obtaining an OIC-NW (Officer-In-Charge of a Navigational Watch) license, certification, or re-validation in MARINA is sometimes confusing. That’s why we need a summarized list of documentary requirements based on MARINA’s STCW Circular No. 2014-08. Feel free to check the licensing, certification, and re-validation requirements below.


LICENSURE:

  1. Accomplished OIC-NW Licensure Examination Form;
  2. Birth certifcate showing that the candidate is not less than 18 years of age (NSO authenticated);
  3. Approved seagoing service on ships of 500gt or more of:
    1. Not less than 12 months as part of an approved education and training program, as Deck Cadet, Deck Apprentice, or otherwise as a trainee for certification as OIC-NW; OR
    2. Not less than 36 months in the deck department;
  1. Approved Training Record Boook (TRB) as proof of onboard training that meets the requirements of Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code, if in compliance with 2.1;
  2. Daily Journal of Bridge Watchkeeping Duties (DJBWD), as proof of bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less 180 days, or its alternative, as outlined in STCW Circular 2014-02;
  3. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-accredited clinic/hospital with QSS in place, in accordance with Regulation I/9 of the STCW Convention;
  4. Transcript of records with S.O. Number, from an accredited MHEI, as proof of succesful completion of the approved education and training program that meets the standard of competence specificied in Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code, or as otherwise approved by the Administration.

CERTIFICATION:
  1. Accomplished OIC-NW Certification Form;
  2. Theoretical examination result
  3. Practical Assessment
  4. GOC Examination (under NTC)
  5. Assessment of competence in Basic Training
  6. Assessment of competence in Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than fast recue boat
  7. Assessment of competence in Advance Fire fighting
  8. Assessment of competence in Medical First Aid
  9. Proof of successful completion of approved radar simulator and ARPA simulator course (Certification or reflected in TOR)
  10.  Proof of successful completion of approved ECDIS simulator training (Certification or reflected in TOR)
  11. SSBTwith BRM
  12. Approved seagoing service on ships of 500gt or more of: (Seaman’s book and Certification from Manning companies)
    1. Not less than 12 months as part of an approved education and training program, as Deck Cadet, Deck Apprentice, or otherwise as a trainee for certification as OIC-NW; or
    2. Not less than 36 months in the deck department;
  13. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-accredited clinic/hospital with QSS in place, in accordance with Regulation I/9 of the STCW Convention;

REVALIDATION:
  1. Assessment of Competence (Basic Training, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats, Advance Fire Fighting and Medical First Aid)
  2. Approved Seagoing Service
  3. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-Accredited Clinic/Hospital.

source: www.marina.gov.ph

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Anvin Argañosa

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