Description of the course
Entry to the course is open to Chief Engineers and Second engineers, who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of the machinery installation of a modern merchant ship using and Engine Room Simulator specified as one method of demonstrating competence in Column 3 of tables AIII/2, except the Function „Controlling the operation of the ship and care for the persons on board at the operational/management level“.
Objectives of the courseTo gain knowledge and skills related to operation, supervising and monitoring the safe operation and control of ship's machinery in accordance with A-III/2 of STCW code.In particular, the trainees will be able to have:
- Familiarization with the use of instrumentation and controls used in the engine rooms of modern merchant ships;
- An awareness of the need for proper pre-planning, the use of checklists and of the timescale involved in starting up propulsion plant machinery;
- Experience in identifying operational problems and trouble-shooting;
- The ability of logical decision making which promotes operational safety.
Course contentsThe Training course covers the following topics:
- Manage the operation of propulsion plant machinery;
- Plan and schedule operations;
- Operation, surveillance, performance assessment and maintaining safety of propulsion plant and auxiliary;
- Manage fuel, lubrication and ballast operations.
Duration of the training course
For A-III/2 – 3 days
The price is 440 EUR per person.
The maximum number of participants – 12 persons.
Training approaches and equipment:
during training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted remotely on the latest version of Engine Room Simulator developed by Transas – ERS 5000.
Different types of ships (Tanker, General Cargo, Ro-ro, LNG, etc.) are available. Different types of engines
(2- and 4-stroke diesel engines, Steam and Gas turbines) are available.