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Chief engineer's standing orders for ships machinery operation

The Chief Engineer shall designate an engineer and an engine rating to carry out the watchkeeping in port and the onboard duty after consultation with the Master. He shall deploy personnel for machinery operation in engine room . If the vessel is at anchor, the Chief Engineer shall ensure a watch order similar to that at sea as required preparing for an emergency.

During machinery operations chief should provide written instructions for watchkeepers. Such instruction shall cover but not limited to following standard items. Each Chief Engineer may add specific items for a particular vessel and if deviating from the standard, send a copy to the Chief Marine Superintendent.

Watches

Start and stopping of the main propulsion plant

Port arrival

Port departure

Power failure

Breakdown

Fire in engine room

Flooding

Scavenging fire

Air and sea pollution

Bunkering

Bilge and sludge handling

Reefer plant

Engine room cleanliness

Workshop and changing room

Emergency devices

The standing orders shall be signed by all staff in the engine room. Deviations from these orders shall be treated as non-conformities.








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