Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai Authorized by the Chief Examiner of Engineers Examination, Assessment & Certification (EAC) Branch IS/ISO Clause No.7.5.1 Subject: Qualifying sea-service requirement to be eligible for appearing in Competency examination File No:- ENG-EXAM-CIRC/25(01)/2017 ENGG. Circular No. 7 of 2018 Dated: - 14.12.2018 1.Table III/16-1 of the TEAP (Training, Examination and Assessment Programme) Manual details the qualifying sea-service requirement to be eligible for appearing in Competency examination for either steam power propelled ships or motor power propelled ships or combined steam and motor ships (that is vessel can either be propelled by steam or motor power or both). This table was designed to meet the requirements of candidates who are/were sailing on ships either propelled by steam or motor power as the ships are/were mainly propelled by only one type of power, that is, steam or motor.2.Modern developments in shipping has resulted in a hybrid propulsion system such as "STaGE" (Steam Turbine and Gas Engines) specially on LNG carriers where both Steam and Motor power is used simultaneously to propel the ship.