Engine Watchkeeping


1.  Scope

The course aims to provide the participants with the competence to perform the marine engineering function at the support level;

The content of this course include the important machinery terms, watchkeeping procedures, safe working practices, basic environmental protection procedures, internal communication system and engine room alarm system.  It also includes topics on pumping operation, electrical installations, stowage of stores and basic maintenance and repair of machineries including the use of common tools.

This course complies with the requirement of section III/4 and takes into account the recommendations in section B-III/4 of the Manila amendments to the STCW Code.

2.  Objective

After successful completion of the course, the participants shall be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

      • takeover/handover the watch in accordance with accepted principles and procedures
      • communicate clearly and concisely with officers and other members of the watch
      • carry out a watch routine appropriate to the duties of a rating forming part of an engine room watch
      • maintain correct water levels and steam pressures using an engine room simulator
      • operate emergency equipment

3.  Entry Requirement

The course is offered to No. 1 Oilers, Oilers, Wipers, and other ratings forming part of an engine room watch.

4.  Course Intake Limitation

The number of participants allowed to take this course should not exceed the maximum of 24 trainees per session.

5.  Duration

5 days (30 Hours)




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