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  • How to become Electro Technical Officer (COC) from electrical officer experience

    i) All those Indian seafarers who have completed 1(one) year of sea service as Electrical Officers prior to 1st January, 2012, are required to appear only for oral examinations for obtaining ETO CoC. These candidates are neither required to appear for written papers of the ETO examination nor need to undergo any training courses such as bridging course;
    (ii) All those Indian seafarers who have completed 1 (one) year of sea service as Electrical Officers prior to 1st July,2013 is required to attend a 3 (three) weeks Bridging Course for the existing Electrical officers and thereafter appear for the ETO oral examination for obtaining the ETO CoCs . These candidates are not required to appear for written papers of the ETO examination. lt is to be noted that the transition period as per the STCW convention provision is applicable to the Electrical Officers, who have sailed prior to 1st July' 2013' but not to the Trainee / Assistant Electrical officers. Any other candidate (Trainee / Assistant Electrical officer or any other nomenclature of Electrical officer not having performed independent duty as Electrical officer) will fall under category (iii), as mentioned below. The designation of Assistant Electrical officer / Electrician / Electro Technical officer, etc. will be considered as Electrical officer for the purpose of Electro-technical officer's assessment and examination' if the company certifies that the seafarer has performed independent duties of Electrical officer and was not assistant to another Electrical officer in performing duties of an Electrical officer on board a ship;
    (iii) Existing Electrical officers not falling under the category mentioned above at (i) and (ii), but have sailed prior to 1st January ,2015, for a period of 12 months as Electrical Officers' are required to attend 4 months pre-sea ETO course and, thereafter, appear for written and oral examinations to obtain their cocs as ETOs. This category of lndian seafarers, however, will be allowed to appear, for the 4 months pre-sea ETo course, irrespective of meeting the eligibility criteria of age, educational qualification, etc, as stipulated in the said STCW Training Circular No. 1 of 2011 dated 10.02.11 of this office;
    (iv) All other Electrical Officers having performed sea-service on or after 1st January,2015, as Electrical officers, Assistant Electrical officers, Electro-Technical officers, Electrician, Trainee Electrical Officer, etc. will have to meet the educational qualification and age requirements as stipulated in this office said STCW Training Circular 1 of 2011 for the ETO certification;

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    deepak Thank you. Very Helpful

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