Head of the Engine room and accountable for all mechanical items on the ship.
A Marine Chief Engineer holds complete responsibility for the operation of the engine room and any maintenance of machinery onboard the vessel.
As head of Marine Engineering on board ship, the Marine Chief Engineer works closely with the Captain, occasionally holding equal rank, to ensure that the physical aspect of the vessel is completely under control.
The Marine Chief Engineer must maintain inventory for any spare parts, extra fuel (coal in this case) and lubricating oil. This inventory must be kept up to date. The Marine Chief Engineer delivers general daily operation of the engine room to their primary assistant.