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    (CHENG) Chief Engineer

    A chief engineer is ultimately responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship, and supervises all other engineering officer and engine ratings within the department.

    A chief engineer, commonly referred to as “ChEng” or “Chief”, is the senior most engine officer of an engine department on a ship, typically a merchant ship, and holds overall leadership and the responsibility of that department. As a person who holds one of the most senior roles on the ship, they must have excellent communication and leadership skills. They will be expected to regularly work alongside other crew members and external consultants, and most importantly, provide guidance to his or her team.

    To be a chief engineer, an engineer must attain a chief engineer’s license appropriate to the tonnage, power rating, and type of ship that they are employed on. A chief engineer is ultimately responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship, and supervises all other engineering officer and engine ratings within the department.

    The chief engineer is a similar rank as the Captain, but the Captain is the commanding officer on board and in overall command of the vessel. As commanding officer he is responsible for the vessel, cargo and crew. Therefore, all personnel on board answer to him.

    (DCO) Lead Damage Control

    Responsibilities include training all damage control parties, maintaining fire and flushing pumps and piping, sewage disposal systems and ships welders. Reports to the CHENG.

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