The operating efficiency of a ship depends largely
on the ability of the engineering department to continue
Casualty prevention is the most effective phase if
its services both during normal operations and during
casualty control. It concerns the quality of preventive
casualties. Casualty control is concerned with the
maintenance on machinery and systems as an effort
prevention, minimization, and correction of the effects
toward counteracting the effects of operational and
of operational and battle casualties. Casualties are used
battle casualties. Proper preventive maintenance
in this chapter as defined in Naval Ship's Technical
greatIy reduces casualties caused by material failures.
Manual, chapter 079, volume 2.
Continuous detailed inspection procedures are
necessary. These inspections are necessary to disclose
partially damaged parts that may fail at a critical time
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able
and to eliminate the underlying conditions that cause
to do the following
them. Some conditions that can cause failures include
misadjustment, improper lubrication, and corrosion.
1. Recognize the purpose of casualty control
These conditions are detrimental to machinery and
cause early failure.
2. Identify the purpose of the Engineering
Casualty prevention requires constant training.
Casualty Control Evaluation Team (ECCET).
Casualty control training must be a continuous
3. Recognize the purpose and identify the use of
step-by-step procedure. It should provide for study time
the Engineering Operational Sequencing
and refresher drills. Any realistic simulation of
casualties must be preceded by adequate preparation.
4. Identify the casualty control organization.
You must impress upon your watch sections the full
consequences of any error that may be made in handling
5. List the duties and responsibilities of personnel
within the casualty control organization.
real or simulated casualties.
6. Recognize some engineering casualties and
Most engineering plant casualties are caused by
identify the procedures for handling them.
lack of knowledge of correct procedures on the part of
watch station personnel. If a simple problem is allowed
This chapter contains a discussion about casualty
to continue, the ship may be disabled. The following
chart contains the causes of ineffective casualty control
provide a ship with a well-rounded casualty control
and their prevention: