In accordance to
Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers), Rules 1998 Vol.I Rule No.22/III, Flow
Diagram No.1 of Section M-III/1 and Flow Diagram No.3 of Section
M-III/3, candidates for certification as MEO Class II (Second Engineer
Officer) have to hold the Certificate of Competency as Marine Engineer
Officer Class IV (Officer in charge of an Engineering Watch).
It has been observed that some Training Institutes conducting
preparatory courses are enrolling candidates for 4 months preparatory
course of Class II Part B, even though the candidates have not passed
MEO Class IV examination. The Chief Examiner of Engineers has
directed that candidates should not be enrolled for MEO Class II
preparatory course till they have passed MEO Class IV Part B
However, such candidates who have attended MEO Class II
preparatory courses prior obtaining MEO Class IV Certificate of
Competency till 31st December 2004, are allowed to appear
for the MEO Class II examination, as a special case.
This issues with the approval of the Chief Surveyor with the
Government of India.