Guarantee Repairs for new ships included to Jobs for Chief Engineers
The ship is usually delivered with a list of outstanding items which our representatives have already agreed with the yard. Each item of this list should be carefully checked and entered in a repair list marked “Guarantee Repairs”.
From the day of delivery every fault, misconstruction, shortage, unfinished work, misfitting etc., are to be entered continuously on this repairs list. A comparison is to be made with the building specifications and all discrepancies likewise entered. Whenever a page of this repair list is completed, it is to be sent to Ship Management and further lists are to continue with consecutive numbers of pages and items.
The guarantee usually extends for 12 months from date of delivery.
Surveys of Hull and Machinery Items
Every vessel is provided with a Master List of Survey able Ship and Machinery items in accordance to the requirement of the Classification Society the vessel is attached to.
Furthermore all vessels are provided with a Quarterly Listing issued by the Class which indicates:-
a) Status of all certificates.
b) Status of all surveys.
c) Surveys credited since previous list.
d) Items due for survey within the next 12 months.
e) Items overdue.
f) Recommendation, Conditions of Class, if any.
It will be noticed that when under a continuous cycle each item is surveyed once very five years and the derived schedule shall interface and form a part maintenance programmed of the vessel’s
In order for the vessel to remain in Class it must be ensured by the Master and the Jobs for Chief Engineers that these lists are properly scrutinize and all items are surveyor to the Class within the specified date.
credited by the
Before presenting any item for survey, proper functioning of the equipment must be verified or if any spares are required it must be ensured well before hand. Needless to say the vessel staff should be fully satisfied and conduct all necessary checks appropriate to the item being surveyed prior to its presentation. The office must be kept closely posted of items being given for survey and the Master, in collaboration with the Agents, shall make necessary arrangements for the Surveyors attendance, unless otherwise stated.
On the economic point of view it must be known that the surveyor’s attendance fees vary from country to country for which it is prudent to obtain prior approval of the Superintendent before arranging for a surveyor. Also presenting as many items during once visit of the surveyor is considered to be economically viable.
Upon completion of survey, a copy of the certificate/report that is issued by the surveyor is to be copied and sent back to the office via courier. Also, the vessel is to inform the office that the survey was successfully completed and if COC/recommendations given.
Cleanliness and Appearance
The necessity of maintaining a vessel in a clean condition at all times
cannot be emphasized. A shipper/charterer or an owner visiting a vessel will make an
opinion about the vessel and her staff on the basis of the impression created by the appearance of the vessel. It is therefore of vital importance that a high standard of cleanliness and appearance is maintained to build up the confidence of all those concerned.
The Master must ensure that passageways, quarters, toilets, galleys, mess rooms and other interior spaces are swept, scrubbed and washed down frequently. Maximum cleanliness must be kept in all fire risk areas and a sense of hygiene should prevail.
The Master’s weekly inspection at interval not exceeding 7 (seven) days to be carried out on board to ensure that the accommodation or living quarters of seafarers is in a safe, clean, hygienic and decently habitable condition and maintained at a good state of repair, in order to safe guard the safety and health of all seafarers on board.
The Master’s inspection should include ( but not limited to ) :
a) Cabins ( including attached bath & toilet ) ;
b) Mess rooms;
d) Supplies of food and drinking water;
e) All spaces and equipment used for the storage and handling of food and drinking water;
f) Galley and other equipment for the preparation and service of meals;
g) Dry Provisions’ stores;
h) Cold ( refrigerated ) rooms / Freezers ;
k) Bathrooms ( common )
l) Toilets ( Public and Common )
n) Changing rooms
o) Passages ways / Alleyways ( common )
p) On-board recreational facilities / spaces.