Watch Keeping For Engineer
Watch Keeping For Engineer Officers
The Chief Engineer
• The chief engineer officer is responsible,
amongst other things, for the operation and
maintenance of all mechanical and electrical
machinery and equipment.
• He issues standing orders about:
• Operation of machinery, including all electrical installation, the maintenance of all machinery and equipment, often using a planned maintenance program.
• Safe working practice, and the circumstances in which he wants to be notified.
• In addition, he will issue special orders according to the actual situation. .
• These orders should be well known and complied with by the engineer officer in charge of a watch.
• Under the direction of the chief engineer officer, the engineer officer in charge of the watch is responsible for the inspection, operation and testing as required of all machinery and equipment in his charge.
• He is the chief engineer officers representative and his primary responsibility at all times is the safe and efficient operation and upkeep of machinery affecting the safety of the ship.
• He should continue to be responsible for machinery space operation despite the presence of the he chief engineer officer in the machinery spaces until the chief engineer officer informs him specially that he has assumed that responsibility, and this is mutually understood.
Seagoing Engineering Watch
The Relieving Engineer Officer
• Should ensure that the established watch keeping arrangements are maintained.
• Should satisfy himself that the members of his watch are fully capable.
• Must ensure that every member of the watch is familiar with his assigned watch keeping duties.
• Be able to use the internal communication system. .
• Be familiar with all escape routes from machinery spaces, known the engine – room alarm system and distinguish between the various alarms, particularly the CO 2 alarm.
• Be familiar with the position and use of the fire fighting equipment in the machinery spaces.
• Be aware of the serious effects of operational or accidental pollution.
• At the start of the engineering watch the current operational parameters and condition of all machinery should be verified.
• The relieving engineer officer should not take over the watch until he has examined the engine room log book and checked that it is in accordance with his own observation.
• Is aware nature of all work being performed on machinery and system.
• The level and, where applicable, the condition of water or residues.
• The condition and level of fuel in reserve tanks, settling tank, day tank and other fuel storage facilities.
• The condition and mode of operation of all main, auxiliary, stand by and emergency equipment.
• Potentially adverse conditions resulting from bad weather, ice contaminated, or shallow water.
On Duty Watchkeepers
• The engineer officer in charge of the watch should not hand over the watch to the relieving engineer officer if he has reason to believe the relieving officer is incapable of his duties. .
• The engineer in charge of the watch should keep the main propulsion plant and auxiliary systems under constant supervision until properly relieved.
• Also should ensure that adequate tours of the machinery and steering gear spaces are made
Periodic Machinery Inspections
• Should verify that:
• Main and auxiliary machinery functioning satisfactorily.
• The steering system and all associated gear functioning satisfactory.
• The water level properly maintained in the boiler.
• Engine or boiler exhaust indicate good combustion.
• Bilge water levels.
No leakage from systems with special
attention to pressurized oil piping.
• Any defects should be reported accordingly.
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