The Assistant Engineer Limited (Oceans) credential allows its holder to act as Assistant Engineer on a vessel of not more than 1600 gross tons on ocean or near coastal waters and, within horsepower limitations, of any gross tons on inland waters.
The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as Assistant Engineer (Limited Oceans) is three years of service in the engine room of vessels. Eighteen months of this service must have been as a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) or equivalent supervisory position.
Experience gained in the deck department on vessels on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 6 months, whichever is less, of the service requirement.
The examination for the Assistant Engineer Limited-Oceans is described in the Deck Examination Guide Section 3.2.2.