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What’s it like working as a Chief Engineer?
The Chief Engineer is the manager of the engineering department and is 
responsible for the engine room’s efficient operation and the operation of 
all mechanical equipment on the ship. In this respect, the Chief Engineer 
shoulders much responsibility for the safe and continued running of the ship.
However, it is important to note that while the Chief Engineer has control 
and decision making powers for the engineering department, the overall 
charge of the engine room lies with the Master, to whom the Chief Engineer 
Like other seafaring roles, the Chief Engineer can often be onboard a ship for 
about 24 weeks at a time, with paid rest periods of about 12 weeks between 
sea voyages, depending on the company and the contracts

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