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Duties of a Duty Engineer

  1. Regularly check and record all pressure and temperature in the engine room.
  2. Pay attention to readings for deviation from normal particular attention being made to exhaust temperature, scavenge temperature and pressure and turbocharger r.p.m.
  3. Adjustment should be made for S.W temperature, changes to keep correct temp and pressures.
  4. Checks should be made on the pressure drops across fuel and lube oil filters to see that they are operating within required limits.
  5. Check all oil levels in auxiliary machinery, main engine sump levels, cylinder lubricators, turbocharger and governors.
  6. Check around all bearing and crankcase doors using palm of your hand to feel for any increasing temperature.
  7. Ensure that fuel in the daily service tanks is at correct levels and that is sludged and drained of water.
  8. Check purifiers drain, oil level, any signs of vibration, desuldge once in your watch to see correct operation and clean if required.
  9. Carry out all routine assignment as per UMS checklist approved by your company if your ship is UMS.
  10. Check bilge levels, stern gland air start bottles and maintain correct level and pressure.
  11. Record any fuel or lube oil transfer and any irregularities in log book.
  12. At all times use sight, smell and hearing, and this is often the first sign of fault developing in the engine room.


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