martin's marine engineering page logo The container ship MV Valentina heads up the St Lawrence River in Canada, on herway to Montreal, passing Sorel, one cold Febrary day in 2009, photo by Martin Leduc

Welcome to the web site for professional Marine Engineers worldwide. 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 role in worldwide commercial shipping. You will find the "site navigation" menu at the top, and a "about the site" menu at the bottom. Enjoy your stay and feel free to contact me.

Martin - Marine Engineer and Webmaster

Feature - In the Historical Area, Tom Bates shares 11 more sets of awesome drawings featuring old ship, their machinery spaces and General Arangement. Over in the Doxford area, Alfons produced a couple more lists of ships, in Norway and China, powered by Doxford opposed piston engine. I also uploaded some really neat old books and articles - however you might need the EPub plug in available for Firefox. One is about being a seafarer in 1903, another is US deck officer exams in 1868, as well a Sother's notes for engineers, written in 1916. Some really neat Historical stuff. 

In this Update - Lots of documents uploaded !
In the Ship's Library, 19 new documents were uploaded; a treasure trove of important marine information. For example Mike's Guide for TC 3rd Class EK for General and Motors, great help to study. You can now find accident investigation reports, by different organization, on relevant engineering mishaps, such as the Emma Maersk ER flooding, the Petersfield grounding, Coastal Inspiration control failure; read about troubles with emergency system on Costa Concordia, and more. All make interesting reading and provide valuable lessons. Also uploaded, interesting statistic pieces on shipping, and some additional articles, not to mention Canadian government policy papers.
Over on the Machinery Page, you will find new documents uploaded for you to learn from. Tips from ABB on running your turbo, troubleshooting cooling systems, a new fuel section, taking care of wire ropes, ABCs of propulsion from MAN, etc. Added Hong Kong certification Standards on the Training Page. In the Image Area, you'll find pictures of a massive turbo generator failure and the carnage it caused.
In the Video Library, I "refitted" the video reviews area and uploaded some reviews, one on A Highjacking, and Whale Wars Season 3. On the Bibliography page, a couple of resource documents were added, as well as adding to the long list of "friends of the site", which has given their experience to make this site better - thank you.

Marine Engineering - The New Wave, the technical conference and exhibition occuring in Victoria BC, June 2014, is set to go, so if you, or your company are thinking in participating - attending, making a presentation, sponsoring or exhibiting, now is the time to book! Visit the website for more participation info or follow the Twitter feed @catchthenewwave. Happy New Year all !

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