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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 -  Summer is a traditionally slow time of year for websites, but our forum area, The Common Rail, has been pretty busy with job postings and numerous discussions from peers around the world. It's great to see the interesting discussions going on, why not join in. Although I curate a great deal of the job post, employers are posting on their own in greater numbers, which is quite welcomed, and free - and it does not have to be about Canada either, if you know of, or your company is looking to connect with a professional, give it a try.
Although I have been very busy at home in British Columbia in Canada - summer with three young out of school boys - and a new job, I have been getting back to blogging; a somewhat cathartic exercise, so check out the latest entries on The Monitor. ...and in case you still need just a bit more of marine related fluff, I Tweet quite a bit, so follow me at @dieselduckster.

In this Update - Lots of new technical papers, all over, here's an overview: In the Ship's Library for instance: Guide to counter piracy in Asian waters , Northern Sea Route Best Practices, IMO audit of Transport Canada (TC), along with reports an plans by TC. Case law for random drug testing of Canadian seafarers. The Arca, McCain/Fitzgerald, Maersk Battler, Atlantic Destiny, ElFaro, Svitver Moira accident reports and information material from BV on propulsion losses and Mitsui OSK Lessons Learned; all sure to interest Marine Engineers. Appalling conditions report on MT Ocean Pride.
On the Machinery Page: Alternative fuel and its impacts, Comparison LNG carrier propulsion, Propulsion options of LNG carriers, Wartsila 34DF, GL on Bullard Pull, Guidelines ship propulsors, about electric Motors. Then on to HFO to MDO changes, engineer's oil pocket guide from BP, info on rotary boiler burner, SOx Scrubber and tubing. Over in the Historical Area - Brief History of Seaspan and a  history of towing and tugs in Canada, plus some very old books. Numerous new links, graphics and tidbits of info, such as new guidance for marine engineering training, as usual, just look for the icon.
Been seeing lots of [X] and dead stuff? Yes, I suffered a massive data loss, not sure if it was targeted or hardware failure, but it was nasty, and some of the website material suffered. If you see any errors while browsing this site, send your observation my way, and I will fix ASAP. Thx. www.dieselduck.net trivia - did you know - there are over 21,000 files that make up this website, not counting the seafarermedia.com files!

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