martin's marine engineering page logo A classic looking American lighthouse, signaling the entrance of the strait of Mackinaw on Lake Michigan, picture by M Leduc, August 2013

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 -  On the The Monitor, the blog area, I dwell on the Canadian maritime workforce and its affect on pay and benefits - Part One; How a hamburger affects your wage. In Part Two; Wage Standards are introduced as we try to firm up what the work of Marine Engineer should pay. Additionally, big changes are on the horizon with Transport Canada and how it licenses Canada's Marine Engineers; and a cautionary tale about MRSA, and how seafarers are at particularly risk of this severe, potentially deadly infection.

In this Update - A new technical page: Guidance on care and operation of Oily Water Separators, and another, on what the Cetane number in Diesel fuel means. I uploaded a photo tour of the various Marine Training institutions in Canada, that I've taken over the years.
I have been known to be a bit "long winded", indeed some of the main areas of the site, like the Officer's Lounge, proved this. So I decided to cut it up and group them into five "smaller", individual web pages, of common themes: jokes for sailors, practical jokes at sea, sea lore, funny stories, nerdy finds. Have a look at the newly refitted area; have a laugh, and  let me know what you think.
Also, lots of new documents uploaded, over forty 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, learn about alternators, cyclo-converters, transformers, arc flash safety, and "electric" ships. Also, all about Fuel Cells aboard ships from an EMSA report. In the Ship's Library, you can download the whole USCG question bank for Engineering and Navigation exams; a copy of the new Polar Code, Transport Canada's FAQ about the MED refresher for STCW2010, accident report on Herald of Free Enterprise - 20 years old disaster, the VDR transcript of El Faro, and a paper on Rogue Waves. All available for downloading, as usual, just look for the for all the new content. Very handy, but hard to find parts, shop, and operator's manuals can now be found on the Detroit Diesel page.
...and over at - the marine picture archives - I added numerous new pictures, mostly of ships, from my recent travels at sea.

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS (Level 3)