2019 Course Schedule

This six-week course is designed to give the licensed engineer a working knowledge of the theory, construction, operation, maintenance, and casualty control of marine steam propulsion power plants.

Topics covered include: general steam principles, steam generation, turbine construction and operation, boiler feed water systems, water chemistry, and combustion control systems. Field trips to operating steam vessels are included in this course. These field trips include one overnight trip to the SS John Brown where students are required to stand watch.

Note: This course is not available to members holding a valid license as Chief Engineer, Steam Vessels of any HP.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring work clothes appropriate for working in an engine room environment. Safety shoes are recommended and eye protection will be made available. Field trips will require day travel; presentable attire required. One over night field trip will require clothes appropriate for working in an active steam engineering room environment. TWIC cards are necessary for field trips.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Steam Crossover (Endorsement) (MEBAMD-477) course will satisfy:

  • The course requirement of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding the Steam endorsement to the level of their current unlimited Motor or Gas Turbine endorsement. OR
  • Receive 60 days sea service towards upgrading an unlimited third assistant (Steam) engineer license to an unlimited second assistant (Steam) engineer license. This course cannot be used for recency.
  • The Steam Plants training requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(viii).
  • The Steam Powered Vessel standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.329(a)(3); Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 17-14 Ch-2 Tasks 1.1.C, 4.1.B, 4.1.C, 4.2.B, 4.3.A, 4.3.D, 4.3.G, 4.3.J, 4.3.K, 4.3.L, 4.3.P, 4.3.Q, and 6.1.C;
  • The Steam Powered Vessel standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.325(a)(2); Section !-III/2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 15-14 Ch-1 Tasks 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.2.D, 3.2.A, and 7.1.B.

This course may be used for only one application towards sea time credit OR Steam endorsement cross-over and may not be used for subsequent raises-in-grade or cross-over applications. The applicant will need to take the Increase in Scope exam for this course at a USCG REC.

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