In accordance with defined procedures, ship operators can arrange for the examination of surveyable machinery items by the Chief Engineer on board, with a view that the results of examination may be used to credit the machinery item(s) towards survey.
Chief Engineers may carry out examinations of selected machinery items on a ship operating under a Continuous Survey Machinery (CSM) cycle; however the applicable procedures will depend on whether or not the ship is operating an approved Machinery Planned Maintenance Scheme (MPMS). The procedures outlined in the document The Examination of Surveyable Machinery Items by Chief Engineers are to be complied with accordingly.
For ships not operating an approved Machinery Planned Maintenance Scheme, following the examination by the Chief Engineer a statement recording the results of the examination is to be prepared and submitted to the Surveyor attending for confirmatory surveys. This statement is to be reported using the template Chief Engineerĺs Statement of Examination of Surveyable Machinery Items. This statement is not required to be completed on ships assigned the ShipRight descriptive note MPMS.