Monitoring and Control of Unmanned Machinery at Sea
Over the past decade there has been a significant reduction in Engineering personnel at sea and at the same time a great improvement in the reliability of the machinery monitoring equipment. These two things together have led to the operation of the machinery without the presence of personnel in the engine room.
Alarms systems are set up to warn of any dangerous condition and if appropriate action is not taken, the control system will reduce power with the eventual shut down of the system.
Ships come under the rules and regulations of the various Classification societies and if they are complied with the ship can be given an unmanned notation.
The systems involved vary from ship to ship and each one is considered separately. The following is the general requirements for the unmanned notation.
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