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IMO STCW 2010 Regulations - Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Officers (ETO)

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STCW III/6 Electro Technical Officer (ETO) is a licensed member of the engine department of a merchant or passenger ship as per STCW Code and is a vital role in the technical hierarchy of modern ships with automated and conventional electrical and electronic systems.

Electro Technical Officers are responsible for monitoring all electronic and electrical equipment onboard to maximize the operational safety and efficiency of the vessel under the Chief Engineer’s overview.

Please find below the STCW 2010 regulations and tables. You may also check our STCW Guide section for more clarity on the requirements at various stages of a merchant mariner..

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STCW Code Section A-III/6 Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Officers

Training

  1. The education and training required by paragraph 2.3 of regulation III/6 shall include training in electronic and electrical workshop skills relevant to the duties of electro-technical officer.

Onboard Training



  1. Every candidate for certification as electro-technical officer shall follow an approved programme of onboard training which:
    1. ensures that, during the required period of seagoing service, the candidate receives systematic practical training and experience in the tasks, duties and responsibilities of an electro-technical officer;
    2. is closely supervised and monitored by qualified and certificated officers aboard the ships in which the approved seagoing service is performed; and
    3. is adequately documented in a training record book.

Standard of Competence

  1. Every candidate for certification as electro-technical officer shall be required to demonstrate the ability to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-III/6.
  2. The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-III/6 and it shall take into account the guidance given in part B of this Code.
  3. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/6.

STCW Table A-III/5 of Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Specification of minimum standard of competence for electro-technical officers

STCW Table A-III/6 PDF

STCW Section Section B-III/6 of Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Guidance regarding training and certification for electro-technical officers

In addition to the requirements stated in table A-III/6 of this Code, Parties are encouraged to take into account resolution A.702(17) concerning radio maintenance guidelines for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) within their training programmes.


MUST READ:

STCW Regulation III/6

STCW Regulation III/6 of Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 1)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Officers

  1. Every electro-technical officer serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall hold a certificate of competency.
  2. Every candidate for certification shall:
    1. be not less than 18 years of age;
    2. have completed not less than 12 months of combined workshop skills training and approved seagoing service of which not less than 6 months shall be seagoing service as part of an approved training programme which meets the requirements of section A-III/6 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, or otherwise not less than 36 months of combined workshop skills training and approved seagoing service of which not less than 30 months shall be seagoing service in the engine department;
    3. have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code; and
    4. meet the standard of competence specified in section A-VI/1, paragraph 2, section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4, section A-VI/3, paragraphs 1 to 4 and section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Code.
  3. Every Party shall compare the standard of competence which it required of electro-technical officers for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need for requiring those personnel to update their qualifications.
  4. Seafarers may be considered by the Party to have met the requirements of this regulation if they have served in a relevant capacity on board a ship for a period of not less than 12 months within the last 60 months preceding the entry into force of this regulation for that Party and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code.
  5. Notwithstanding the above requirements of paragraph 1 to 4, a suitably qualified person may be considered by a Party to be able to perform certain functions of section A-III/6.

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IMO STCW Convention for the latest requirements and accurate info

LAST UPDATED ON Mar 13, 2019

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