Engine Room Watchkeeping Rounds

Reza Kapo 34 minutes

This Engine Room Rounds course shows the learner how to conduct rounds of the engine room in a structured way, and what equipment checks to carry out in the machinery spaces of typical large ships.

The course details how an Engineer Officer Of the Watch (EOOW) should carry out the proper checks in the machinery space to ensure that equipment is operating correctly when starting your watch keeping or UMS duties.

We will begin with introductory parts to the engine department, company policy,
and furthermore, we discuss the duties and responsibilities of the EOOW.

More in detail, this Engine Room Rounds course will cover :

 Ship Engineering Department
 Engine Department's Team Management
 The Company Policy and Procedures for EOOW
 Personnel Safety Equipment (PPE) for EOOW
 Record-keeping and Reporting by EOOW
 Emergency preparedness and EOOW
 Changing Over Watches in Engine Room
 Periodic Checks and Engine Room Rounds by EOOW
 Alarms, and Actions during Watch by EOOW
 Emission Control Areas and Fuel Change Over by EOOW
 Preparation for Unattended Machinery Spaces(UMS) by EOOW
 Security threats and duties of the EOOW



Course author

Reza Kapo

A marine chief engineer officer with long-standing sea-going experience, with a Master's Degree in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University of IMO in Sweden, and a PhD doctorate in Italy.  I worked as an engineer at sea for almost eleven years when I was in charge of training several cadets.  In the last five years, I have been engaged as a research consultant in European maritime projects, where I have been in charge of desktop analyses, conducting surveys, and providing policy/technical recommendations. I have also been regularly involved in teaching activities for a wide range of STCW and IMO courses to marine officers since 2017.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 34 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is intended for all members of the ship engineering department, especially for the Engineer Officers of the Watch (EOOW), and Engine Cadets.
  6. Reference: The main reference of this course is the STCW Conventions and STCW Code. Other references are SOLAS Convention, ISM Code, ISPS Code, MLC Convention, Code of safe working practices, and Engine Room Procedures Guide.