Operating & Environmental Standards

2/17/2017: NVIC 02-17 Guidelines on qualification for Nat’l & STCW engineering officer endorsements for service as chief engineer on OSVs

This Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides guidance on qualification for and renewal of national officer and STCW endorsements as chief engineer that are limited to service on offshore supply vessels (OSVs).

The Coast Guard will use this NVIC and Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Sections 11.325 and 11.553 to establish whether mariners are qualified to hold national officer and STCW endorsements authorizing service as engineering officers on OSVs.

View NVIC 02-17 for full details.


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