A 4th engineer though adequately knowledgeable lacks the skills that come from spending years of experience on ships. In this article we bring to you a list of situations when a 4th engineer should call the chief engineer of the ship to the engine room.
Marine Engine Repair is one of the most important tasks carried on board a ship. It involves repairing and carrying out of routine maintenance tasks on the marine engine of the ship. The repairs are generally carried out by marine engine mechanics, famously known as marine engineers.
Going as a fourth engineer on a ship is the first step for any marine engineer towards a responsible and flourishing maritime career. Find out more about the duties of a 4th Engineer on a Ship.
Life of a marine engineer on ship is full of surprises. Vikram Dileepan, a marine engineer, takes us through the timeline of one of his days as a fourth engineer on ship.
A ship’s fourth engineer lost his life from an observation glass explosion when he was draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers during his engine room checks. Read more about the cause of this unfortunate accident inside the article.
Whilst attempting to lower the purifier bowl assembly on to its overhauling stand, the fourth engineer’s left index finger got trapped between the bowl and the upper surface of the workbench. The tip of the finger was severed.