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Preparation for Dry Docking: [As a CE.] Take all information from HO and dockyard.

Sent Docking Plan to Dockyard. Prepare


dockyard and ship staff repair lists and survey items. Prepare necessary spares and store, drawings, Manuals, Certificates, special
tools and measuring equipment. 2/E should be instructed to perform the followings: a)
and cocks. Mark the positions of items to be repaired, with tags or colour code.b)

Label all sea valves, all shipside valves


Keep Emergency Fire Pump, Emergency

Generator, Air Compressors, Emergency Air Bottle, and portable Fire Extinguishers in good order.c)
Installation, as per shipyard rules.d)
discharge valve in closed position.f)
and shut the valves tightly.h)

Fill up Settling and Service Tanks.g)

Bilge Holding Tank, Sludge Tank, Waste Oil Tank. j)

Lock overboard

Press up Air Bottles and Emergency Air Bottle,

ME crankshaft deflections to be taken and recorded.i)

Hose down tank tops, and empty

Prepare for receiving of Shore Power Supply, International Shore

Connection, cooling arrangement for Air Conditioning and Provision Plants.k)


Dockyard Fire and Safety Regulations.l)

Lock Fixed Fire Fighting

Shut down Boiler, OWS, Sewage Plant if dockyard does not allow.e)

Provide fire watch in ER at all times, and follow

Adjust required trim and draught, with deck officer.m)

Take soundings of DB tanks

and cofferdam. During Docking:Discuss with the superintendent and dockyard repair manager about repair jobs. Assist Surveyor
and record the survey items. Witness all alignment works and clearance measurements. Take and record propeller shaft wear down,
rudder wear down and jumping clearance. Check oil tightness of stern tube. Check all completed underwater jobs, done by
dockyard. Check all sea valves, shipside valves and cocks, after overhauling. Check all repaired jobs done by ship staff, and used
spares and store. Make daily records. Undocking:Check all repair and underwater jobs in accordance with repair list. Check all
measurement data are correct and completed. Make price negotiation. When sea water level covers the sea chest, each sea valve
should be opened and checked for any leakage. Purge air from cooling seawater pumps, run the pumps and check pressure. Test
run the ship generators, until satisfactory, and cut out shore supply, cut in ship generator, disconnect the shore connection, restart
seawater pump, record the time and read watt meter. All sea valves, shipside valves, repaired pipes, repaired jobs must be finally
checked, before leaving the dock. Prepared for ME. All DB tank soundings checked. After Leaving the Dock.Checked ME
crankshaft deflection and compare with former record. Prepare for Docking Report.

Preparing the Ship for Dry Dock


written by: Ricky edited by: Rebecca Scudder updated: 7/9/2010
For a vessel to maintain its class license, and comply with operational requirements, it must carry out planned dry docking every
five years for the renewal of the license. In cases like collision or under water damage the vessel will be brought in for unplanned dry
docking for repairs.

Introduction:
The main objective in carrying out dry docking is to ensure ships are operational and to maintain their class license. Structural
machinery and various components are subjected to inspection and maintenance to ensure sea worthiness. Dry docking is also
required if a ship has sustained damage to the under water structure due to grounding, collision or any other damage which will
affect the water integrity of the ships hull.
Preparing the Ship for Dry Docking:
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Make a repair and maintenance list, create or obtain a drydock handbook if required, and
assign responsible ship staff to their duties on the list. Divide staff into groups to oversee the work carried out by yard gangs.
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All spare parts must be checked and repair items kept ready for use.
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Previous dry dock reports should be studied and previous clearance measures noted.
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Clean engine room tank top and bilges.
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Prepare sewage treatment tanks, dirty oil tanks and bilge tanks.
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Flushing of bilge lines is to be carried out prior to dry dock.
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The oil-water separator filter element should be renewed and the system checked for
satisfactory operation.
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For tankers, all cargo tanks are cleaned and gas freed.
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Minimum bunkers (Fuel Oil and Fresh water) and ballast carried.
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All heavy weights secured prior to dry dock.
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All tanks and cofferdams must be sounded and recorded.
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Firefighting plans and safety measures discussed before dry dock
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Firefighting equipment on board should be checked and kept ready for use.
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Emergency lighting and generator should be tested before entry.

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Escape routes must be clearly marked.
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All valves and chests to be overhauled must be clearly marked.
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Shore connections for cooling water and fire line are to be readied.
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Main engine, generators, and boiler are changed over to diesel oil.
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CO2 total flooding systems are secured and locked before entry.
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Vessel must approach dock with even keel.
Trouble/Damage if Dry Docking is Unprepared:
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Dangerous confusion if no proper defects list is made and staff not briefed.
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Explosion hazards when hot work is done on a tank not emptied of volatile substances.
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Engine room bilges may become fire hazards if not cleaned.
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If spares are not checked properly, work will be delayed due to time wasted finding or
awaiting orders.
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Leakage due to draining must be pumped to the empty drain/bilge tanks if not empty prior
to dry dock.
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Extra unplanned work needed in shore reception required in dry dock costs time and
money.
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Wrong frequency and power supply information given to dry dock will cause machinery to
overheat and eventually fail.

Dry Dock

Procedures Adopted to Ensure Safety During Dry Dock:


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Firefighting equipment ready at all times.


Fire detectors and fire alarm in good working condition.
CO2 total flooding system door is locked to prevent accidental actuation.
Safety gear worn while working- safety shoes, helmet, overalls, safety goggles, ear
mufflers, and gloves.

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Escape routes should be clearly marked.


Proper working permits obtained before carrying any work on board; e.g. hot work permit,
enclosed space entry permit.

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All lifting gears checked to be in good working condition.


Safety lamps are used - never use a naked lamp.
Co-ordination of work, so no chemical cleaning and hot work around boiler area is done at

the same time.


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No transfer of oil carried out in dry dock.


No boiler blow downs; in emergency, necessary notice given.
Acetylene and oxygen bottles are properly stored and secured.
Fire officer at site of work and extinguishers available.
No unauthorized personnel or chemicals allowed on board.
Ship properly grounded to shore earth.
Fire line is always ready with 2 hydrants open if no hull work is carried out.
Safety meetings should be carried out every morning before stating the work in dry dock.

Duties Of A Chief Engineer - II


written by: vishalseafarer edited by: Lamar Stonecypher updated: 11/30/2009
Learn about the duties of chief engineer in port, during cargo work and at dry-dock

Duties of Chief Engineer

Chief engineer over sees daily routine operations of engine room and communicate to the office between department on ship and
within his department.
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Planning of manpower, job delegation


Daily job discussion with second engineer and daily routine ship inspection.
Supervise engine room personnel and give advice as required.
Improve performance and efficiency of engine room work team.
To work according to the planned maintenance schedule.
Draw up training orientation program for engine room cadets.
To ensure smooth communication between inter- department.
Arranging preparing and recording of machinery survey.
Ensure proper operation of safety equipments and its certificate still valid.
Testing of machinery space lifting gear.
Planning maintenance check list to ensure machinery are properly maintained and reduced
the risk of sudden break down of plant operation.
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Chick list should record machinery description, date of service, part changed and remarks
etc.
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Ensure proper entry of engine room log book and oil record book.
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Arrangement for plant survey inspection to check with item is due for survey.
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To ensure sufficient stock are reserved ( bunker ,fuel oil ,diesel oil ,main engine lube oil
,cylinder oil , other lube oils and chemicals ) in case of any unpredictable situations ( e.g. heavy sea ,storm ,engine breakdown
at sea ,delay of voyage ,unavailable of port bunker service etc. )
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Writing of report to company e.g. voyage report, monthly main engine performance report
and ad hoe report.
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Preparation of dry dock list.
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Inventory management and requisition (chemicals, lube oil, machinery spaces and stores).

In Port
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Liaise with shore technical representative.


Receive stores and spares from supplier.
Receive bunker, fuel oil, lube oil etc.
Ensure engine room is locked after work.
All firefighting equipment is in their position and tested.
Bilge overboard valve is locked shut.
Sewage plant should be in operation.
Should take permission from port authority for major work done on main propulsion.

Cargo Work
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Ensure deck cranes and deck machinery is tested prior port arrival .
Ballast system properly function and correct operation by the deckofficerson duty.
Make sure sufficient number of engineers in board during cargo work in case any
emergency repair is required.

@ Sea
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During heavy seas,to ensure all items in the engine room is properly secured .
Daily routine ship inspection
Main engine and other auxiliary engines are in order.
Training of engine room staff, usage of firefighting equipment and fire drill.

In Dry Dock
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To brief engine room staffs before docking and ensure they under stand their respective
duties.

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Preparation of machinery survey in dry dock


Preparation of dry dock list .
Study previous dry dock reports and note clearance to be measured .
Ensure all tools and spares are ready for use .
Liaise with the shipyard manager and contractor to ensure correct works carried out .
Emergency lightening and generator set to be tested before docking in case of shore power
failure.

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Fire fighting equipments on board to be checked and tested and make ready for use .
All tanks, wells and coffer dams to be sound and recorded.
Minimum bunker and ballast to be carried.

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To ensure filter elements in oily water separator and renewed and system is checked and
system is checked for satisfactory function.