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  • How many crew in a Maersk engine room?

    How many crew are there in the engine room of a maersk ship. How many officers rating that sort of thing... just I have been trying to find more details about it but I don't seem to have had any luck :/

    Thank You

  • #2
    Ermmm what sort of boat?

    Box (my speciality) ....though I make occasional super star appearances on AHTS.

    C/E .. 1 off
    2/E .. 1 off
    3/E.. 1 off OR 2 off
    4/E.. 1 off OR 2 pff
    Motorman..1 off
    Fitter.. 1 off (if chiefy can swing it)
    Fitters mate.. 1 off (ditto)

    Cadets... misc assorted as fitted
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    • #3
      Thank you, Wow... quite a small crew. How do the watch systems work then on a container and the working day.... I know there was a forum with SOME details on it, but I am more interested in specifically maersks watch sysetms and day work on containers, and oil tankers if anyone could help with that.

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      • #4
        I've answered this before BUT as you only want how I run my engine room then I guess we can do it again
        Bear in mind a lot of ships will use this system or a variation of it, even tankers though in port their routine may be different due to the cargo ops being a lot different BUT the at sea routine will look like this too.

        First up assume following on board (this is the normal make up as stated earlier) 1pce C/E, 2/E, 3/E, 4/E, MM, Painter (forgot him earlier) 2pce Fitters

        Normal at sea day
        0600-0730 Crew overtime working, motorman does soundings, clean around the control room other odd jobs, Fitters carry on with whatever workshop jobs they are on with (usually prep for other bigger jobs/repairs), Painter carry on cleaning painting as per the requirements

        0800 Day starts ALL ER Personnel in the Engine control room (though C/E might not be there depends on the C/E) 2/E hands out the jobs for the day, anything that has broken overnight is talked about and plans adjusted drawn up to suit. Duty Engineers change over, So duty is handed from 2/E to 3/E. Duty engineer makes a start on the log and daily routines. Everyone else gets on with their tasks. (each engineer looks after certain bits of kit so will also look at them during the day REGARDLESS of if they are duty that day or not)

        1000-1030 Smoko

        1200-1300 Lunchtime

        1300-1700 More of the same from the morning

        1500-1530 Smoko

        1700-1800 Crew Overtime (as per the morning)

        1700-0800 Duty Engineer can leave the engine room BUT any alarms he is the first responder and attends the engine room deciding what to do based on the alarm, it might be something simple and he just gets it done, it mihgt be a huge issues and then he sends for C/E and then decisions are made from there. During this period Duty Engineer WILL do a walk around usually 2200-2300 depends upon him and if there are clox that night and (more likely) when they wake up after their evening snooze

        So that's it repeat until we get to port

        Arrival / Departure only really means Duty engineer attends ER at 1 hours notice to get the boiler on, stop the Evaporator and generally get ready to slow down and maneuver the engine (take the counters for Chiefy) C/E gets a call at 1/2hrs notice and comes to join the party. Both are there until we get Finished With Engines OR Full Away On Passage (depending if we are coming or going!).

        In port stay on day work, but do BIG JOBS like unit overhauls, take fuel, fix the things we cant fix with the engine running, on the magic flex type engines this is a good time to reboot the engine

        I think that should cover most of what you need to know for now, we don't tend to run on watches unless there is something that is properly broken and needing nursing then we use the 4 on 8 off system the same as the deck dept.
        Last edited by Chiefy; 14 June 2011, 07:02 AM. Reason: to add more spelling mistakes and typos
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        • #5
          , thats the details i wanted, thankyou just one more... i have 2 shortsleave maersk overalls, im an engine cadet..... will they be used on the sea phases while in the engine room ?

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          • #6
            not always but bring at least one
            Trust me I'm a Chief.

            Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
            Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
            No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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            • #7
              We used the light blue overalls for eating lunch and dossing about in. The heavy duty orange ones are for engine room but they are too thick so you will get the dark blue ones

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              • #8
                I dont have any light blue ones yet
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chiefy View Post
                  not always but bring at least one
                  Do you (in the widest sense, i.e. does anyone) wear short sleeves in machinery spaces?

                  To be clear, I mean overalls with short sleeves, as opposed to rolling up the sleeves of long-sleeved overalls.

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                  • #10
                    well i put in for the long sleeved ones thinking that exact thought if needs be i will roll them up
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                    • #11
                      Everyone is supposed to wear long sleeves in the Machinery Spaces AND have them rolled down, however most people wear them rolled up to mid fore arm.....Occasionally I'll wear a short sleeved uniform boiler suit, but then I arent supposed to be touching things

                      Also to clarify I mean bring at least one boiler suit you are issued some on board BUT sometimes stock can be low and you ARE supposed to carry some gear from ship to ship.
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                      Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                      Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
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                      • #12
                        Well... I have 2 light blue maersk overalls... Long sleave have ran out.

                        I also have 2 LOng sleave brown ones, with pin buttons.

                        Other than that I don't know any other boiler suits

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                        • #13
                          take your uniform ones it'll be ok
                          Trust me I'm a Chief.

                          Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                          Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                          No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                          Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by OceanPico View Post
                            Well... I have 2 light blue maersk overalls... Long sleave have ran out.

                            I also have 2 LOng sleave brown ones, with pin buttons.

                            Other than that I don't know any other boiler suits
                            When i was cadet there we got these big thick orange ones but engine guys always used dark blue ones. Never seen brown ones. The Danish guys also tend to use a dungaree type overall which is terrible practice.

                            Wear long sleeves. STEAM TRACING BURNS HURT....AND SCAR!

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                            • #15
                              Most apologies Did I say, brown... I meant dark blue............ Did I mention I was colour deficient.............. I tried them on today. Like you do ahaha

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