OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH - MODEL COURSE 7.04
The present training course is providing the minimum competence standards for the officer-in-charge of an engineering watch on board the vessel in a manned engine room; it is also applicable to the duty engineers working in a periodically unmanned ER. The main content of the present model course has been arranged in four major functions, addressing the marine engineering, electrical and also electronic and control engineering, issues relating to the maintenance and repair of the associated equipment, and, finally, controlling of the vessel's operation and due care for the people onboard the ship at the operational level. Each of the functions above has been addressed in five parts from A to E. All information included in the present book was validated by the Sub-Committee on STCW to be used by the consultants, advisors and technical experts for the training, certification of the seafarers. The first section is dealing with the maintenance of the safe watch, use of the English language in both oral and written forms, and utilization of the internal communication systems, proper operation of both main and auxiliary machinery items together with their control systems, plus the operation of the fuel, ballast, lubrication and other systems together with the control arrangements. The safety requirements, use of hand and machine tools, and due compliance with the applicable requirements are also addressed, together with many other topics.
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