What are responsibility of fourth engineer as per SMS or safety management responsibility? |

What are responsibility of fourth engineer as per SMS or safety management responsibility?

Reports to : 2nd Engineer Officer.
Chief Engineer Officer when required.
Supervises : Junior Operation level & Support level functions
Responsibilities : The 4th Engineer Officer is the third of the watch-keeping engineers on board.

The safety management responsibilities of Fourth Engineer Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Familiarise himself with the procedures of safety management system and comply with same.
  • Watch keeping duties at sea.
  • Supervision of Engine room machinery while in use.
  • Additionally Supervision of pumping machinery while in use on Tankers and Gas carriers.
  • Carry out emergency duties as per emergency response procedures and as directed by command and control.
  • Engine room watches in port during loading and unloading.
  • Carry out repairs and maintenance as instructed by the 2nd Engineer Officer in particular to the air compressors, auxiliary generators, air conditioning plant, emergency fire pump, quick closing valves, sea suction valves and all portable fire fighting equipment in engine room. Maintain record of repairs and maintenance carried out and inventory of stores and spares for such machineries and equipments.
  • To assist Chief Engineer Officer during bunkering.
  • To assist 2nd Engineer Officer in checking stores and spares in his day to day work.
  • To comply with applicable rules of STCW Convention.
  • To assist spill co-ordinator on the scene under SOPEP.
  • Compliance with the company’s documented safety and security procedures.
  • To prepare handing over notes along with report while signing off the vessel.
  • To acquaint himself and prepare for the rank above.

Has the authority to identify and report non-conformities and near misses/hazardous occurrences and as per procedures defined within this Safety Management System.


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