The Chief Engineer manages the Engineering department and he is answerable to the Captain. Engineers are the heart and soul of any yacht. Their main responsibilities are for the maintenance and servicing of every piece of mechanical and electrical device on a yacht. Including: safety of the vessel including fire fighting, alarm systems, efficient running of the vessel, pollution prevention, maintain and service all mechanical and electrical equipment on board. From main engines and generators, to toilets, water production, they are also responsible for all audio-visual and IT equipment. It is also an engineer’s duty to educate crew on technical and safety related issues.