46 CFR § 12.607 - Requirements to qualify for an STCW endorsement as rating as able seafarer-engine.
(1) Be not less than 18 years of age;
(2) Meet the requirements for certification as a ratings forming part of an engineering watch (RFPEW);
(i) Not less than 12 months; or
(b) Seafarers holding a rating endorsement as QMED, junior engineer, electrician or electrician/refrigerating engineer, pumpman or pumpman/machinist, refrigerating engineer, or machinist before January 1, 2017, will be eligible for this endorsement upon showing evidence of holding an endorsement as an RFPEW.
(c) The Coast Guard may exempt an applicant from meeting any individual knowledge, understanding, and proficiency required in Section A-III/5 of the STCW Code. These exemptions must be approved by the Coast Guard based upon vessel type. Under these circumstances, the endorsement may include a corresponding limitation.
(d) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, seafarers with the following national rating endorsements will be eligible for this endorsement upon completion of requirements designated in this section:
Table 1 to § 12.607(d) - STCW Endorsement as Able Seafarer-Engine
1 Service may be reduced to 3 months if training has been completed as part of an approved training program.
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