martin's marine engineering page logo The sun sets on a Maersk box ships sailing in the Indian Ocean, picture by M Leduc, May 2015

Welcome to the web site for professional Marine Engineers worldwide. Online since 1999, we have been providing information and resource to professionals and novices, in the maritime world.
I welcome you to discover what Marine Engineers do, and explore their important role in worldwide commercial shipping, which moves 90% of the world's trade. You will find the "site navigation" menu at the top, and a "about the site" menu at the bottom. Enjoy your stay, feel free to contact me.

Martin - Marine Engineer and Webmaster

Feature -  "No Poaching" and other "Gentleman's Agreement" are under the spotlight, over on the recently refitted - The Monitor, our blog. Many decades of ignoring an aging workforce or its replacement, has created a shortage of Marine Engineers in Canada, and around the world. Some ship operators have countered what should be the simple laws of "supply and demand" by having agreements to keep things running, but there is a cost to this, whose paying for it?

In this Update - lots of new documents uploaded, about 100 of them all over the website, easy to download and learn from, mainly in the Ship's Library, and the Machinery Page. For instance on the Machinery Page: Project Guide for the Wartsila 20, intro to WinGD X engine, a PowerPoint on welding on steel ships, Mitsubishi explains LP EGRs, learn the fundamentals of motor controls, help in identifying hydraulic threads and connections, all on AIS and much more. Over on the Ship's Library: Guidelines on enclosed space ops, Tokyo MOU 2014 report, several documents on drug testing, and lots of engineering relevant accident reports, like LeBoreal ER fire - those damn fuel filters - a list of 2015 marine accidents from RoosePartners, an interesting Study on Bullshit, etc.
Over in the Historical Area, a PowerPoint on BC shipbuilding by Malcolm McClaren, a piece on Davie Shipyard (in French) and it's history, an interesting CIA guide on sabotage, mostly revolving around engineering stuff. Not much going on on my Cdn. Seafarer Tax Project, but there has been a recent ruling about taxes in India which has those seafarers up in arms. A few new funny graphics in the Officer's Lounge.
As usual, just look for the for all the new content. Carried out an extensive site wide link review, always time consuming, added new links, deleted old one, modified others; I also did minor "back office" reorganization which may result in some issues. If you encounter dead links, let me know.

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