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Action to be taken in case of Main engine failure during running

  • Inform bridge and take controls to ECR.
  • Raise engineers alarm and inform C/E
  • Start Aux engine which is in standby.
  • Record time of failure / Maintain timings of events.
  • Assess the situation and if the repair / restarts need considerable time then prepare for anchorage if depth permits.
  • Ascertain cause of failure.
  • Ascertain if Shore assistance is required.
  • Ascertain time required to repair start repair and inform bridge of the progress and expected time of completion.
  • Inform company’s technical department.
  • After rectifying the fault, start M/E and try out in ahead and astern direction
  • Make a report of the failure and damage.

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