The main duty of the
Oiler is easily recognized from the name of the position. This member of the
Engine crew is responsible for oiling and greasing moving parts of the ship’s
Oiler also fills
oilcups with lubricating oil, keeps corresponding logs and greases deck
mechanisms and emergency equipment.
In addition, this
junior member of the Engine crew assists engineer with maintenance and repair
of ship engine parts, including blowers, compressors, motors, gears, etc.
The Oiler’s wages
are almost equal for all types of Dry Cargo Fleet. They may vary from USD 800 to USD 1300 depending on the
size of the vessel and requirements to the applicant.
The tanker fleet
offers a variety of salaries starting from USD
1200 - USD 1500 on Chemical and Oil Product Tankers and raising to USD 1600 - USD 1700 on LPG/LNG
The Oiler’s wage
rate in offshore can start from the figure of USD 700 - USD 1000 on small vessels such as Tug boats and progress
up to USD 1900 - USD 2000 when
proper-sized MRSV or Drill ships are concerned.