Watch in charge of the main propulsion plant of the ship, and of the associated auxiliaries.
The Officer in Charge of Engineering Watch (OICEW) is the officer on watch in charge of the main propulsion plant of the ship, and of the associated auxiliaries. OICEW shall be responsible for the safe and proper operation of such units, and for the performance of the duties prescribed in these regulations and by other competent authority.
OICEW will also be responsible for power generation and distribution systems and other equipment such as refrigeration plant and pumping and ventilation systems and more.
OICEW duties include but not limited to monitoring the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and control equipment; in charge of the sophisticated engine management systems; maintenance of the machinery space logs and the significance of the readings taken; and carry out engineering operations, watch keeping and engineering maintenance at operational level.