Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CHIEF ENGINEERS TAKING OVER ON CHEMICAL TANKERS- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


Readers many wonder why I am posting this checklist.

This list is 25 years old, I have just modified it to the ISPS era.

25 years ago I was sent on a Moghul lines ship, to introduce SCI practises, after the merger .  Frankly this was tougher than expected.

A new SCI chief engineer comes and takes over form my ex-Moghul line chief engineer.

The new SCI chief engineer comes to my cabin for a signature.  I asked him " Have you taken over properly-- the way we do ?"

He replied " I have been handed over the Moghul line way. It is usually a beer and a handshake !"

I told him to come along with the outgoing chief engineer after 20 minutes, and in between I whipped up this checklist-- where both chief engineers have to initial every check list item.

So , after 20 minues I told both--this is what I want.

Before the outgoing ex-Moghul line  Chief engineer could present his case -- I was NOT handed over this way BLAH BLAH  -- I am a reader of body language -- 

I told him " Listen I caught you red handed  " ARYAING " a dinner set , along with the crew. ( He was dragging it down the alleyway actually-- in a disgraceful manner )  . Do you want my official sympathies or not?  .

It was a no-contest --

This list is the bare minimum standard.

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CHIEF ENGINEER’S FAMILIARISATION       

 (This checklist must be used during Chief Engineer’s change over )



The following items must be discussed by both chief engineers during Handing Over / Taking Over, signed as a mark of  compliance and filed with the change over documents.  One copy must be retained by the outgoing Chief Engineer

  

Tick box
Ser No
 
                         Description
1

Company policy requires a minimum 3 hour walk around tour by both Chief Engineers for operational familiarization of all the machinery , spares and stores . It is not enough to say that the second/ third engineers / or Oilers are familiar with the intended task . Any deviation to this rule will require the ship’s technical superintendents express sanction.

 

 

2

The following machinery must be operated in the new Chief engineers presence—Emergency Generator, Emergency fire pump, Emergency steering, Lifeboat engines.

 

 

3

Ship specific emergency starting/ stopping procedures like foam, hypermist, CO2 systems and operations of all safety equipment incl alarms/ trips/ QCV. Black out procedure, scavenge fire procedure, economizer fire procedure.

 

 

4
Handing over report with detailed write up of all machinery status and problems faced, can be faced in future and ROB of all Bunkers, Lubes , gases and Chemicals, fresh water generation etc.


5

Overhaul history reports of all machinery and performance reports. Boiler water, CW test logs.

 

 

6

Oil record book updated and signed by C/E and  Master .

 

 

7

All yard manuals, Makers instruction manuals, plans and drawings.

 

 

8

Charter Party parameters for speed and fuel consumptions. Cargo heating and tankcleaning consumptions.

 

 

9

Quarterly Class listings.

 

 

10

Machinery survey status, certificate status and conditions of class if any.

 

 

11

Defect lists and pending repairs/ overhauls/ decarbs / conrod bolts and oil renewals.

 

 

12

Requisitions pending lists , stores/ spares/ lubes/ chemicals / paints  required and storing ports.

 

 

13

Planned Maintenance systems and pending maintenance. Last update and transfer to office.

 

 

14

Critical spare parts list.

 

 

15

Engine log abstracts and average consumption parameters of lubes and bunkers for ME and AE.

 

 

16

Monthly/ quarterly paperwork.

 

 

17

Daily and routine Email / telex reports to owners / charterers.

 

 

18

Filing systems and company forms

 

 

19

SMS reporting, Synergi reports

 

 

20

SMS/ ISM procedures

 

 

21

Superintendents VIR and items pending.

 

 

22

PSC / Vetting reports, External audit reports, Internal audit reports

 

 

23

Tankwise Bunker and lubes status.

 

 

24

Previous LO and bunker analysis reports. LO sampling points.

 

 

25

List of precision measuring instruments , tools and their location.

 

 

26

Vessels trading routes and what to expect.

 

 

27

SOPEP locker

 

 

28

Sludge and oily water ROB

 

 

 29
Company manuals , VRP ,  Garbage management plan


 30

Bunkering checklists , procedures ,sampling procedures, SECA procedures and Analysis procedures

 

 

31

Workplan for the next week, and next month.

 

 

32

ME Stuffing box leak quantity.

 

 

33

Master calibrator and calibration records of all fixed and portable instruments.

 

 

34

Megger readings/ insulation reports.

 

 

35

Running hours of all machinery

 

 

36

Removal reports

 

 

37

Comprehensive inventories –updated to the week.

 

 

38

Latest FRAMO Cofferdam purging report

 

 

39

Engine staff competence and conduct review.

 

 

40

Steam, oil , air, water leaks listed out.

 

 

41

Cargo temperature requirements. CCR Heating log to sight.

 

 

42

Oily water separator and spare cartridge and overboard key.

 

 

43

AC recirculation and accdn air control for emergencies.

 

 

44

Cargo equipment spares and trouble shooting kits.

 

 

45

Defects in High level/ low level alarms of cargo tanks.

 

 

46

Defects in Ullaging systems of cargo tanks

 

 

47

Defects in pressure and temperature monitors of cargo tanks

 

 

48

Company hotwork policy , return welding cable, flash back arrester at acetylene system.

 

 

49

Last draw diagram , indicator card of ME

 

 

50

Last servicing of ER portable extinguishers, fixed CO2 , Foam sample analysis

 

 

51

Battery bank last renewed and status of charge.

 

 

52

ME trial from emergency stations procedure

 

 

53

When Lifeboat last lowered and engines tried out in the water and manoevered in vicinity of vessel.

 

 

54

When sewage treatment plant blower last stopped for maintenance, aerobic bacteria gel packs.

 

 

55

Incinerator refractory condition. Grills for burning solids and plastics.

 

 

56

Procedures for TC turbine drycleaning and blower

washing—when last done

 

 

57

LSA/ FFA plan in alleyway study

 

 

58

GA plan in alleyway study

 

 

59

Various pipeline plans related to machinery spaces and ER

 

 

60

BHP calculation procedure--latest

 

 

61

Dead ship starting procedure

 

 

62

MECYL feed and TBN of cyl/ cc lub oils in use

 

 

63

All relevant keys including ones used for ISPS.

 

 

64

Passwords for computers

 

 

65

Sufficient Bunkers ( LS ULS included ), FW , Lubes , gases and Chemicals for the intended voyage.

 

 

66

All logs and registers updated and signed

 

 

67

MSDS sheets and PPE

 

 

68

Emergency stations bill

 

 

69

ISPS badge

 

 

70

List of electrical equipment to maintain , procedures , motor overhauls and tools ( in ships without Electrical officer )

 

 

71

Plastics burning/ landing .

 

 

72

Framo power pack

 

 

73

Advanced corrosion of sea water pipelines below water level in ER

 

 

74

Crew OT till date

 

 

75

Crew rest hours updated

 

 

76

Safety training records/ schedule

 

 

77

Engine crane test due . Shore service , certificate items due.

 

 

78

Frozen moving parts

 

 

79

Cement boxes ,doublers, clamps, cycle tubes .

 

 

80

Breakdowns in the outgoing C/E’s contract

 

 

81

Inspections of cofferdams and void spaces report

 

 

82

Bunker manifold last pressure tested.

 

 




SIGNATURE --NAME --DATE-- AND TIME --OF BOTH CHIEF ENGINEERS



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sir, two things i noticed today -

    1) the yagya is done in an upside down pyramid, so basically instead of collecting energy it throws out energy compared to the pyramids.

    2) the story of the movie "Matrix" seems to be the same story as ours. Like Neo turns out to be the "one" like the avatar of God in our culture.

    According to me an avatar of God would be the Strategic Infliction point of human civilization.

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  2. One question rather a small problem when Lifeboat manoeuvers are required during the Safety Equipment Annual surveys, when the vessel is alongside in a port [oil/dry-cargo]. I am told that the port authorities donot allow any manoeuvers of lifeboat. Oil terminals is understandable, but I am told that even the dry cargo terminals donot allow. I have to take this arguemant on face value so, I have insisted on lowering the lifeboat just a little and retrieve it back. But I have no means to verify this claim that ports donot allow manoeuvering. Please advise.

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  3. hi,

    if you need to lower the LB and manoevere in harbour water , written permission has to be asked for.

    This is due to ISPS restriction.

    capt ajit vadakayil

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  4. THE INDIAN GOVT AND ARMED FORCES MUST DO BRAINSTORMING .

    ATTACK ONLY WEAK POINTS OF PAKISTAN . .

    THIS IS CHANAKYA NEETI . .

    one of the reasons why capt ajit vadakayil is a living legend at sea, is because i offered myself as a SACRIFICIAL GOAT just to get my kicks and play games with my detractors

    i would offer to change cargo grades which had never been tried before at sea.

    for example-- i would offer to change grade from viscous lub oils to potable ethanol or methanol fibre grade in brazil/ argentina and that too without going out to sea for open tankcleaning after unloading luboil .

    yank charteres wanted to send yank , danish and norwegian obeservers ( super cargoes ) and i would say NO PERMISSION --

    TARZAN SWINGS ALONE ON THE VINES -- AND HE WONT ALLOW IDIOTS TO WATCH FROM BELOW AND ABOVE TO MICROMANAGE HIM. .

    i make too many enemies ho are miffed with my cockiness-- if i fail i am disgraced forever and will be sacked. even the company may shut down due to losses . .

    my detractors would wait with bated breath for me to fall PHUTTTTT on mE face.

    but i would always win . .

    THUMB RULE : KNOW THE WEAK POINTS AND STRONG POINTS OF THE PREVIOUS CARGO. ATTACK WEAK POINTS . IT REQUIRED IN DEPTH TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE FROM IONS TO ATOMS TO MOLECULES TO BOILING POINTS TO MELTING POINTS TO WHATEVER.

    THERE WAS A CASE --MY LAST VOYAGE BEFORE I RETIRED --MY TANKS ALL FAILED AT OMAN --

    ALL MY DETRACTORS CELEBRATED AND GOT DRUNK

    I CAME OUT THE WINNER AGAIN--SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW ?

    I CHALLENGED THE COMPETENCE OF THE GORA INSPECTION LAB ..

    I DID TESTS ON MY OWN SHIP --IN THE PRESENCE OF LAWYERS FROM LONDON-- HAD THE TESTS VIDEO TAPED .

    THE VERDICT?

    THE SHORE LAB , MUST RE-TRAIN THEIR TECHNICIANS -- THEIR PROCEDURES WERE NOT SCIENTIFIC -- THE TOP BOSSES GOT SACKED.

    THIS IS THE REAL MEANING OF " GAAND MEIN TATTI " OR BALLS WHICH CLANG AND EMIT SPARKS .

    TODAY EVEN MY DETRACTORS WHO GOT DRUNK-CRY-- THIS WILL NEVER EVER HAPPEN ON THIS PLANET . .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2012/07/my-experience-at-mundra-port-adani-sez.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2012/05/wall-wash-ptt-without-tears-chemical.html

    i want all my readers to read above TWO posts--

    LIFE LESSON IS INHERENT !

    ONLY YOU CAN FAIL YOURSELF --NOT ANY OTHER MORTAL ON THE PLANET- THE DAY YOU CAN DO THAT, YOU ARE LIBERATED.

    VADAKAYIL KHUD EXAM PAPER DAALTHA HAI

    VADAKAYIL KHUD IMTIHANN LIKTHA HAI

    VADAKAYIL KHUD NUMBER DETHA HAI . . .

    WHATEVER YOU DO IN LIFE--UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU DO-- 100% FROM MACRO TO MICRO LEVEL-- GO FROM TELESCOPE TO MICROSCOPE MODE AGAIN AND AGAIN

    capt ajit vadakayil
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