The new Engine Room Procedures Guide from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships' engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment.
Modeled on the globally recognized ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, the advice in this important new publication is relevant for all types of merchant ship, and will be an invaluable tool for Chief Engineers and other members of the engineering team, as well as shipping companies and training institutions. It is an essential reference tool which reinforces established best practice throughout the global industry.
It is recommended that a copy is carried on board every merchant ship.
The Engine Room Procedures Guide sets out routine engine room procedures and also includes useful checklists for the ship's engineering team. It provides clear guidance on safe and environmentally responsible engine room operation and maintenance, supporting internationally agreed standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
- Introduction - Engineering department organisation - Engineering team management - Communication - Safety of the ship - Emergency preparedness - Critical operating periods - Watch keeping - Pollution control - Machinery operation guidelines - Machinery maintenance and inspection guidelines - Ship-type specific guidelines - Preparing for inspections - Annex: Checklists