Syllabus for Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 2 Examination

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Part B : Engineering Knowledge (15) Engines – Construction and functions of Internal Combustion Engines, Pre-start inspection, starting and stopping sequences (a) Construction and functions of various components of engines (petrol and diesel). (b) A knowledge of the pre-start inspection/check of the following items: (i) Unrestricted movement of engine, shafting and propeller. (ii) Integrity of engine and propeller mounting (outboard). (iii) Fuel oil system and quantity of fuel for intended voyage. (iv) Quantity of lubricating oils: a. crankcase and gearbox (inboard) b. gearcase (outboard) (v) Proportion of fuel and lubricating oil (outboard) (vi) Cooling system and quantity of coolant. (vii) Functional test of engine/gearbox control system. (viii) Functional test of steering gear/mechanism. (c) Starting procedures. (d) Effect of repeated/prolonged starting. (e) An understanding of the need for warming up and cooling down and the procedures to follow. (f) Stopping procedures. (g) Procedures for securing the machinery spaces. (16) Duties while underway (a) Monitoring of engine performance by (i) RPM (ii) coolant temperature/flow. (iii) lubricating oil pressure. (iv) lubricating oil temperature. – 21 – (v) exhaust temperature. (vi) exhaust condition. (vii) engine noise/vibration. (b) Monitoring of stern gland condition and bilge level in machinery space. (c) Machinery space ventilation. (17) Batteries and electrical equipment (a) Batteries (i) verify charging condition of batteries. (ii) replenishing electrolyte in batteries. (iii) the importance of ventilation of battery lockers. (iv) charging current and indication. (b) brief outline of simple switchboard and its instrumentation. (c) the function, types and rating of fuses, their routine checks and actions in event of blown fuse. (d) the hazards of and actions in event of electric shock. (18) Trouble shooting and remedies at sea (a) difficulties in starting engine. (b) engine stop when underway. (c) engine speed fluctuation. (d) excessive engine vibration. (e) excessive turbo charger vibration. (f) abnormal smoke from exhaust. (g) high lubricating oil temperature. (h) high coolant temperature (inboard) and/or low/no coolant flow (outboard). (i) high exhaust temperature. – 22 – (j) difficulties in engaging/disengaging gear. (k) engine fails to stop. (l) deteriorating bilge pumping efficiency. (19) Maintenance (a) Appreciation of maintenance schedules recommended by shipbuilder and engine manufacturer. (b) A knowledge of the importance of : (i) cleaning/replacement of air, fuel and lube oil filters and sea suction strainers. (ii) replacement of lubricating oils. (iii) cleaning/inspection of cooling and exhaust system. (iv) checking of belt drives. (20) Safe operation of deck equipment (21) Fire fighting and fire prevention (a) fire hazard of petrol and diesel fuel. (b) types of fire and appropriate fire fighting medium. (c) types of portable fire extinguishers, their operation and maintenance (d) practical fire fighting techniques. (e) LPG installation and associated hazards. (f) safe fuel storage and isolation of fuel supply in case of fire. (g) actions to be taken in event of fuel leak. (h) precautions when taking fuel on board.


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