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The Chief Engineer shall :
Ensure safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, electrical appliances, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures within and without the machinery spaces and such items as may be detailed by the Company from time to time.
Consult at least daily with the Master in order to achieve the maximum economy consistent with the minimum efficiency required of the machinery under his charge. He/she must keep the Master promptly and fully informed of any occurrences in the engine room which might affect navigation or the essential services under his control.
Assist the Master to ensure compliance with all relevant Oil and
Environmental Pollution Prevention Legislation and to ensure that all responsible Officers are familiar with Emergency Procedures, Contingency Plans and capable of operating all Safety and Pollution Prevention equipment and appliance.
Become familiar with details of vessel`s construction, machinery and operating characteristics.
Be responsible for the overall control configuration of the vessel and all the systems and equipment.
Keep a careful account of all labour coming under his jurisdiction so that contractors` bills can be checked and to ensure suitable quality of workmanship.
Submit accurate figures to the Master each day, while the ship is at sea, showing the quantities of bunkers, lubricating oils and water consumed and remaining onboard.
Ensure that all Planned Maintenance and both normal and emergency repair work is carried out. In conjunction with the Second Engineer, ensure that all work is planned for minimum disruption to the vessel`s overall programme and maximum reliability and availability of the plant.
Carry out all Company Rules and Procedures relating to his department, making sure that all his staff are alerted to Company requirements particularly safety, on any relevant matters.
Be in the engine room whilst entering or leaving port, in confined waters and as specifically requested by the Master or dictated by any trials programme. Short breaks may be taken from this routine, but the Chief Engineer will ensure that he/she is easily contactable in order to take charge of the Engine Room.
Make sure that navigational requests/telegraphic or other orders from bridge in so far as they affect the vessel`s propulsion plant are carried out promptly.
Make regular inspections of machinery and machinery spaces so that at all times he/she is aware of condition and operational capability of all items of machinery.
Personally superintend the bunkering of the vessel taking care that the quantity and quality is as ordered.
Arrange all transfers of fuel/lub oil/ballast/fresh water, checking his plans with the Master prior to actioning.
Schedule in port a Senior Watchkeeper to be onboard at all times when machinery is being operated.
Prepare all spare gear orders, spare gear inventory lists and ensure spares are sorted properly, all procedures as per Company instructions.
Is responsible overall for Deck, Catering and Engine Room stores, preparing orders for Engine Room stores, inventories and ensuring storage is correct.
Keep all engine room records as required by the Company.
Endeavour to maximise efficiency of machinery and equipment.
Ensure that any repair work being undertaken by repair staff under contract is being carried out in a satisfactory manner.
Return to Base Office any Company Reports and Forms agreed by the Company in timely manner. Responsible for discipline of all engine room staff as well as the completion of Appraisal Forms as necessary.
Deal with the administration and upkeep of Classification Society Survey requirements of both hull and machinery.
The security of all watertight compartments in the engine boiler and machinery spaces