I looked at a COI last night while inspecting a tug. @90ft 1800hp old single screw. The COI required a “Company Designated Engineer”. No license. USCG told the owner no Designated Duty Engineer needed.
What’s the point of requiring a company to call one of their deckhands an engineer if there are no qualification requirements? I have worked as a decliner or unlicensed “engineer”, engine utility or whatever you might call it. Just seems odd to require that on the COI.
And I am talking about an old Fairbanks Morse not some push button engine room operated from the pilot house.