What is Engine room log book?

Engine room log book:-
  1. An engine room log book is a track record of all ship machinery parameters, performance, maintenance, and malfunctions. The recorded values and information are used as a reference, to compare and record data that can be used for insurance claim if some accidents take place.
  2. A responsible watch keeping engineer has to fill the log book for his/her own watch period without fail, along with the signature of all watch keepers for their concerned watch timings.
  3. Chief engineer also must counter sign this book every day to make sure all the entries are being filled in it as per the company requirement. In this article, we will discuss the important things that are to be mentioned in the engine room log book.
Following entries must be filled in the engine room Log Book:
  1. Date and voyage where the ship is heading
  2. The position of the ship ( at sea, at port or at anchorage)
  3. Readings and Parameters of Main Propulsion Engine
  4. Readings and Parameters of Auxiliary Engine (Generators)
  5. Readings and Parameters of Other running Machineries
  6. Main engine RPM and Load on the Engine .
  7. Speed of the ship in knots.
  8. Daily Entry for all the lube oil ROB ( Rest or Remaining onboard)
  9. Daily entry for all grade of Fuel Oil Remaining onboard.
  10. Remaining onboard value of Sludge and Bilge
  11. Running Hour Counter for important machinery
  12. Running details of Oil Pollution Prevention Equipment (Time and Position)
  13. Record of any Major Breakdown and reason for the same.
  14. Record of Incident or accident in the engine room (Fire, Flooding etc)
  15. Record of grounding, collision and other accidents
  16. Record of Major overhauling of important machineries
  17. Record of all Bunkering operation ( Time, Place and quantity)
  18. Record of all Sludge and garbage disposal operation.
  19. Remarks for additional work done in a watch
  20. Remarks for Surveys and PSC inspection.
  21. Signature of the concerned watch keeper
  22. Signature of Chief engineer to make sure all entries are in position.
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