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Main Engine Operation

The Officer of the Watch should be familiar with the operation and limitations of the engine /propeller control mechanism. The following information will be helpful to a deck officer to understand the operation and limitations of machinery under different situations. It is advisable that the

Emergency Stop Manoeuvre

Crash Stop  No type of main engine can be reversed immediately from full rpm ahead to full rpm astern because no engine can drive the propeller at full revolutions astern while the ship herself is moving ahead at considerable speed.  The application of


The Officer of the Watch should bear in mind that the engines are at his disposal. He should not hesitate to use them in case of need. However, timely notice of engine movements should be given when possible. He should also keep prominently in mind