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  • Work on Deck

    Just a quick question, but do Engineers do any work on deck or do they work solely below decks.

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    Re: Work on Deck

    Yup work on deck, depending on ship type and the rest of the team
    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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    • #3
      Re: Work on Deck

      I imagine when you work in such a small team if a job needs done titles and departments aren't the be all and end all. Maybe somebody who's been to sea can tell me I am wrong.

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      • #4
        Re: Work on Deck

        There are things on the deck that require engineers' attention. Cranes, derricks, windlasses, power-operated doors, ramps and such.

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        • #5
          Re: Work on Deck

          Do engineers ever give a hand with mooring ?
          Maybe I will never be
          All the things that I want to be
          But now is not the time to cry
          Now's the time to find out why

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          • #6
            Re: Work on Deck

            The last fatal accident in the RFA involved a motorman at mooring stations: http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/inv ... turion.cfm

            Ship was intended for GP ratings, but RFA motormen aren't GP trained.

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            • #7
              Re: Work on Deck

              Originally posted by Beef1992
              Do engineers ever give a hand with mooring ?
              No, though occasionally you may see one there watching, basically doing the Planned Maintenance or watching for a reported or percieved fault to show it self.

              As mentioned above some crew are GP Ratings so the motorman may go on stations for mooring but as for the officers then no.
              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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              • #8
                Re: Work on Deck

                Originally posted by Beef1992
                Do engineers ever give a hand with mooring ?
                Only on smaller ships (i.e. coasters) where the off duty Engineer(s) may turn out for mooring.

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                • #9
                  Re: Work on Deck

                  If you're manoeuvering, especially on a small vessel, it's more likely that we denizens of the bilge will be tending the oily bits.
                  '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
                  just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
                  down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
                  new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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