The Ship's Log

The guestbook at Martin's Marine Engineering Page - www.dieselduck.net is now in its fourth incarnation - however, I have decided to "take it down" yet again, due to incessant spamming attacks; they even changed the administrative password. Who knew it would be so difficult to maintain! If you wish to leave your comments to be posted on this page, send me an email, and I will post them below.

Below are comments from our guest "webfarers" as recorded from the various versions of our Log Book since the site creation in 1999. This is a good time for me to express that it has been my sincerest pleasure to read these comments. Thank you ! - Martin

 

Jun 27, 2008
What is your name? S T LIM 1999
Do you have any comments?
THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE FOR ALL SEAFARERS...AND I'VE VIEWED THIS WEBSITE FOR YEARS...IT IS FLOODED WITH VERY USEFUL INFORMATION ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO ARE INTENDED TO GO FOR THEIR EXAMINATION TO GET CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY AS ENGINEER OR OFFICER...KEEP ON YOUR HARD WORK AND KEEP IMPROVING AND UPDATE THIS WEBSITE....YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Mar 13, 2008
What is your name? umar
Do you have any comments?
great posting and I found so many information. but I still dont find information for my final assigment , its about shaft generator especially (pTO/PTI) "take home service" I need much information about the system and componen inside that. I sure you can help me, it just for study contributuion...
Besr Regard
Umar

Feb 10, 2008
What is your name? Stuart Ziane
Do you have any comments?
This is probably one of my favourite sites!! It's informative and entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the videos and the jokes! I very much hope that the good work continues, I will be checking back regularly! Anyone who wants to chat about marine engineering, feel free to contact me at sziane@@@

Sep 02, 2007
What is your name? Claude
Do you have any comments?
Marty ...
... your NEW (Sept/2007) video is perfect
... quite interesting to see and note the dumping of 15,000 tons of Logs
... with music and accompanying explanation
... well done

Jun 17, 2007
What is your name? AHMAD ALFARES
Do you have any comments?
Just my resume for work.


Feb 08, 2007
What is your name? Farzad Masheli
Do you have any comments?
I am looking for a job as 4th class Marine Engineer

Dec 15, 2006
What is your name? Chris Ashley
Do you have any comments?
I am a professional seafarer your site is excellent. You have pages of very interesting and useful information.

Oct 14, 2006
What is your name? Reaz Hossain
Do you have any comments?
Simply a GREAT website for marine engineers, Keep up the good work,Thank u so much MARTIN!!!
Looking for notes / answer papers for the EKG/EKM question bank of this site. If any one recently took the exam, Pls write me few lines.
reaz 604 9530817, reazhossain@@@

May 15, 2006
What is your name? Jason Nelson
Do you have any comments?
Just dropped by for a visit. Good guestbook :) Hello from europe! Is this free guestbook?

Apr 29, 2006
What is your name? Ian Wylie
Do you have any comments?
Great site. I was bored in my hotel room in japan and came accross your sit. i have recently moved in to the condition monitoring field as uk engineers seem to be increasingly getting pushed out by the dollar contract eastern europeans.
The company i am working for provide many NDT surveys. Such as gas leak detection, Steam trap surveys, thermographic surves and new technology looking at pipe and tank condition without taking either out of service. Whilst being trained i realy thought to myself " i wish i had known about this last year while i was at sea. I would be interested in hearing your opinion of NDT as a fellow marine engineer
Take it easy, safe sailing
Ian

Apr 04, 2006
What is your name? John Baker
Do you have any comments?
I came accross your website, Very impressive and professional not just the website but clearly the good work you do down there for the community. Outstanding keep it up guys

Apr 03, 2006
What is your name? Tonci
Do you have any comments?
Great job....Keep going on...

Nov 26, 2005
What is your name? Yiow Ru Vern
Do you have any comments?
you speak the truth for all marine engineers out there ... the men & women behind the scenes, the unsung heroes, the human engines ... sweet stuff, yeah!

Oct 23, 2005
What is your name? Ray McEachren
Do you have any comments?
You have a top notch site chief. I worked on one of your pictured vessels, so it was nice to see it here, F/T NOOTKA MARINER .Keep up the great work.

Sep 30, 2005
What is your name? Farzad Masheli
Do you have any comments?
Hi every body, I am Farzad. I am looking for the forth class Marine Engineering books or the sample questions of it.
If you share your knowledge about my issue, I would appreciate it.
Best Regards,
Farzad Masheli

Sep 01, 2005
What is your name? Kamil F Kariippanon
Do you have any comments?
Great work.

Aug 13, 2005
What is your name? Morris Kuniliusie
Do you have any comments?
I enjoy the comments. Thank you. I live in a newly create territory. I'm one of the few who have received training as a Fishing Master, Class 4 and I've received my Minister's Certificate Fisheries School in Pictou, NS. I don't a boat, but my dream is to own one someday, perhaps a tour boat. There aren't too many marine engineers up my way. There are new opportunities to explore in my area that came along with the creation of the new territory. I would love to hear from marine engineers of what they think. My email is: kuniliusie@@@

Aug 07, 2005
What is your name? Nafees Ahmed Romel
Do you have any comments?
Its an enjoyable and learnable web site.

Aug 07, 2005
What is your name? Anselmi Ahtopaine
Do you have any comments?
Exellent engineering site, plenty good pics'

Aug 07, 2005
What is your name? LEONEL MEDINA B.
Do you have any comments?
A very good site. Keep doing a good work
CONGRATULATIONS

Aug 02, 2005
What is your name? Callum Baillie
Do you have any comments?
As a Motorman with many years sea service I am currently trying to obtain my STCW95 class III/I O.O.W. certificate. If there is anybody who can e-mail old exam papers to me I would be very grateful indeed, thank you. Keep up the good work Martin.

Jul 05, 2005
What is your name? Dave Boldt
Do you have any comments?
Well done on the taxman article!

Jun 02, 2005
What is your name? Bruce Marsh
Do you have any comments?
Hello to all

May 28, 2005
What is your name? Dave Hamilton
Do you have any comments?
Safety 1ST

May 04, 2005
What is your name? Victoria Parsons
Do you have any comments?
this is a good site for finding useful information

Apr 28, 2005
What is your name? Gavin Neilson
Do you have any comments?
quite good. haha deckies do nothing other than drink coffee and stargaze. Engineers work like men possessed.

Apr 15, 2005
What is your name? Maartje
Do you have any comments?
Great site! The machinery page is very helpfull in understanding my 3E aboard talking about the technical aspects of his job.

Apr 12, 2005
What is your name? Captain Jack Sparrow.
Do you have any comments?
Prepare to be boarded!

Mar 27, 2005
What is your name? Lou
Do you have any comments?
Question: Why do engineer's come up on deck?
Answer: Cuz the deck crew's let them!
Just kidding! Great site, keep up the good work!
cl

Mar 22, 2005
What is your name? David Bourgeois
Do you have any comments? Great site, I visit often.

Mar 19, 2005
What is your name? Hammad Khawaja
Do you have any comments?
great site indeed. may contact as iam the executive member of Marine Academy Old Boys Association htttp://www.macoba.org, info@@@

Mar 15, 2005
What is your name? Michael Fearn
Do you have any comments?
Hay Martin, your site keeps improving. Remember me from the Bold Endurance in Victoria? Working off of Nigeria now with the same company. They made the sister ship to the Bold, the Agile, into a flexible pipe layer. Working with Subsea 7 at the moment.
Cheers to all marine crews.
Michael Fearn

Mar 02, 2005
What is your name? J. Curry
Do you have any comments?
Young people.... Please, please, please, don't go to sea. Rob a bank instead. If you're caught you will be out and back home in the same time as most deep sea trips. No "field days" and besides, the food is more than lightly better!

Jan 21, 2005
What is your name? nathan
Do you have any comments?
Great website. Good engineering sites are hard to come by on the web. Keep up the good work.

Jan 17, 2005
What is your name? Lesley
Do you have any comments?
I am still checking out the site as I type... looking for sample questions for my chiefs combined..... hope to find some here!!

Jan 15, 2005
What is your name? Andrej
Do you have any comments?
yuor site is very good and helpfull. I always find some interesting material for my study. could you tell me please, where can I find something about diesel electric plant.

Jan 12, 2005
What is your name? Ted
Do you have any comments?
Good pics

Jan 12, 2005
What is your name? Kevin Da Gama Rose
Do you have any comments?
Very Nice Site here keep up the good work.
I am preparing for my class 4 exams can u tell me any good books i can buy which i can buy in india also.Iwould be very thankful if u could help me.Or even if u could give me some liks online to increase my knowledge in this line.
thanks

Dec 30, 2004
What is your name? Ewan Knowles
Do you have any comments?
Shoreside life is not its all cracked up to be...heading off into the sunset soon again

Dec 27, 2004
What is your name? Tracy Coish
Do you have any comments?
Love your website. Very informative. I will continue to come back to this site for future references!!

Dec 19, 2004
What is your name? Marcos Sambade
Do you have any comments?
I have found nice this web, and I think return to visit more times in the future. thanks

Dec 05, 2004
What is your name? Phil
Do you have any comments?
Excellent website. Good variety of diagrams and information.

Nov 21, 2004
What is your name? Seth
Do you have any comments?
Lots of good pics, keep it up

Oct 13, 2004
What is your name? Kieran
Do you have any comments?
Great site. Could anyone help me with finding a job in the marine industry. I qualified from college in England with my Class III/1 ticket, Higher NAtional Diploma and National Vocational Qualification in Marine and Mechanical Engineering but due to sale of previous employer's fleet have been left jobless. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Sep 29, 2004
What is your name? mugu man
Do you have any comments?
good siteok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 21, 2004
What is your name? alexis leduc
Do you have any comments?
there are lots of fun jokes and pictures too see

May 12, 2004
What is your name? Glen
Do you have any comments?
Great site. Great to hear from other marine engineers.

Apr 29, 2004
What is your name? shembaka
Do you have any comments?
i wanna to study in australian marine engineering at considerable tuition fees,please i want details reply me

Apr 15, 2004
What is your name? Joe
Do you have any comments?
There should be more information concerning the Jones Act. This is very controversial for American mariners, and it affects mariners no matter what country they are from. It would be interesting to get different ideas out and about...I may be "for it" because it would guarantee me
more jobs, but another mariner may be against it because it prevents a true global market for shipping. Links to referenes on this matter and possibly discussion form others would be greatly beneficial.

Feb 29, 2004
What is your name? Anthony O. Olayvar
Do you have any comments?
very good website for all seafarers, especially to those who belong to the engine department.

Feb 29, 2004
What is your name? John
Do you have any comments?
Enjoy your site very much. Makes me think of the good old days on the rubber run, when my only worry was a case of the clap.

Feb 21, 2004
What is your name? Nazim Demirkan
Do you have any comments?
I would like to reach my friends one time we work together these ships:M/V Genclik, M/V Mithatpasa, M/V Erzurum, M/T Amiral Fahri Engin, M/V Balikesir.. M/V Toll Runner..
I want to hear my co workers..demirkan@@@ 586-954-2520

Jan 20, 2004
What is your name? Hairul Azman Hassan
Do you have any comments?
Well this page is wonderful and can be developed more.I hope that with this web Marine Engineers throughout the world can communicate and exchange ideas regarding their job.Bravo zulu to Martin. You are cool.

Oct 03, 2003
What is your name? Christian Botha
Do you have any comments?
I am urgently search for a Mr Babis Voreas (Greek), age 64, who used to work as a Chief Engineer on the M.V. Aeinaftis in 1974 under Captain D H Vassiliou and the Esperanza in 1980. The matter is an urgent family matter. Anyone know of his whereabouts please reply.

Sep 10, 2003
What is your name? Jeremy Rush
Do you have any comments?
Great site, and job listings are helpful. Can't wait to get back out into the industry.

Aug 21, 2003
What is your name? Val McCourt
Do you have any comments?
EXCELLENT SITE I HAVE RECOMMENDED IT TO ALL OF MY FREINDS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MARTIN YOU SHOULD HAVE A LINK TO JUST4ENGINEERS

Aug 13, 2003
What is your name? char
Do you have any comments?
If u have any information about ship construction please send to me, thanks

Aug 06, 2003
What is your name? Mike
Do you have any comments?
When I was looking for work in the field, I thought I had checked every marine web site out there and I was sorely disappointed. Too bad I only found your site after I had found a job, because this is by far the best resource for marine engineering professionals I have found yet. Your job links and blacklist information is needed in a profession where many mariners are abused and little recourse is available, and the rest of the site is an absolute gem. I hope that anyone considering getting into the field will carefully review this site, it's sure to lead them into one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers out there. Kudos to all who work hard to make this site as great as it is!

Jul 31, 2003
What is your name? Jason D. Organ
Do you have any comments?
Nice site!

Jul 15, 2003
What is your name? T.E. Photopoulos
Do you have any comments?
enjoyed the lounge contents

Jul 04, 2003
What is your name? Aaron Grypma
Do you have any comments?
Love the site,very helpfull for career opertunities. The job board has expanded very well over the past year to include many helpful links. Thanks for the help, much appreciated for a young engineer getting into the industry! Most helpfull site on the net.

Jun 03, 2003
What is your name? Robert Merle Mack
Do you have any comments?
This page was very helpful in choosing a career in Marine Engineering.

Mar 27, 2003
What is your name? sivashankar s.m
Do you have any comments?
it very useful to my career i can find job through this thanks

Mar 16, 2003
What is your name? Alisha
Do you have any comments?
Hello,
its quiet informative website ,i'm looking forward to visit it again & again. I hope this website can provide me best business opportunities related with my business. alisha

Mar 07, 2003
What is your name? Alexander Rullo
Do you have any comments?
Soon to attend marine engineering coarse at college. Nice site!

Feb 28, 2003
What is your name? Abhinav Shrey
Do you have any comments?
A great site for surfing.[:))]

Feb 10, 2003
What is your name? Paul Mulholland
Do you have any comments?
Good site, informative and funny

Jan 26, 2003
What is your name? Jarmo Kiijarvi
Do you have any comments?
Your website is interesting but perhaps a little too diversified and geared up for wannabees. However you have put plenty efforts on it and you do it for a good cause.To enchance it a little bit you could check out following links: http://jpwilliams.netfirms.com/ship_owners.html and http://wwnet.fi/users/akaipain/varusamolinkit.htm. With a little work this website could be best of the world. If I find some more interesting links I will forward those to you. Thank you for reading this message.

Jan 16, 2003
What is your name? Kev Maxted
Do you have any comments?
Cool site. Loads of info, especially as I'm going up for my orals in a couple of months. Cheers

Dec 01, 2002
What is your name? Jyotin
Do you have any comments?
A very informative site.
What I want to suggest is with your Question banks on Engineers competency exams if you can get information
on books with Authors to refer to for many answers. Mumbai bookshops have very poor stock of books.
B.Regards,
Jyotin

Nov 18, 2002
What is your name? Gert Van Vooren
Do you have any comments?
Very nice site. I'm a shipwatcher and i like the photographs your offering.
Greetings, Gert

Oct 26, 2002
What is your name? Anjo sterringa
Do you have any comments?
I like the site, a lot of effort, a good start on the tech info (although I work on smaller ships, i.e. large yachts). I will return often to this site to have a look!

 

Hello Martin, unsure whether you're the webmaster as well, presuming you are but just in case I want to tell you that I couldn't add my comments to your web page as my comments disappeared to Shaw something or other.

It has been a pleasure reading your pages, some made me smile, others way too technical for me to even pretend to understand even if the terms may be familiar, the photo's are interesting...I could go on.
I am fortunate to have been married to a marine engineer for many years and sometimes shared his 'other' world. To have met many men from varying nationalities has been a privilege, I can confidently say that I understand men of the sea are indeed a special bunch which a whole lot of people in this world would never know.

Kindest thoughts, Annie Scott, Australia

 

Review by DigitalShip.com

Contains A LOT of information about engines and engineering including descriptions of different engine types, an extensive database of images, a listing of spare parts and stores, and a maintenance guide.

It is run by Canadian Martin Leduc, who holds a fourth class marine engineers license and works for the Canadian Coast Guard. The site aims to provide resources for students (included is a list of typical exam questions for all the Canadian class exams) while holding the interest of experienced engineers.

There is an excellent jokes page, mostly at the expense of engineers and cadets. For example Q: What do engineers use for birth control A: their personalities. There is also a discussion board (with people actually discussing things on it) and career resources, including a advice and strategies and an excellent set of links to companies to find yourself a job.

(out of *****)

Overall ****
Maritime Relevance - Yes
Target audience - Engineers
Updated - Regularly
Information content ****
Download speed ****
Text only site - No (low graphics)
Subscription Required - No

Anything like this for deck department or navigation?  It's first rate!

Michael (former wiper on the C-2 SS Fairview 1969

Mr Martin

I am a marine engineer working in a reputed institute in India.I found Martin's page very informative,interesting and useful for Marine engineers & others.

Thank you
rajoo balaji

Really Great Site Martin,
I hope to study Marine Engineering in college in 2003 and
this site has given me no end of encouragement!!!

Mike Walsh

Wexford Ireland - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 13:22:28 (PDT)

Great Site, Martin.

Just got off the ship, self-refit. Thought I'd drop in and see what's new. Praise to you for all the time and energy you put into the site, it's definitely one to be recommended. I cruise all kinds of marine related sites and I always get a chuckle when I see a link to you from some foreign site.

Craig Bremner

Victoria Canada - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 14:59:09 (PDT)

Excellent site Martin! Hope the site will continue and grow with the industry. Any advice for someone wanting to get onto a platform with a 1st cl ticket and no rig experience.
Many Thanks
Bob Saint John N.B.

Bob Reynolds

Saint john Canada - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 05:58:56 (PDT)

You have a great site, and have put a lot of time and effort into it. I'll pass on your site to everyone when I hit the books at college next month. Keep up the good work.
Andy A ( ULCC / steam engineer )

Andy A

Prestwick Scotland - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 03:32:31 (PDT)

very good web site, lots of information keep it up

mike janes

Badgers Quay Canada - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:05:21 (PDT)

Please could somebody give me a contact for an Australian Institute of Marine Engineers. My e-mail address is brijon@@@@
Thanks

Iain Armstrong


Cape Town South Africa - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 07:30:53 (PDT)

DEAR MARTIN,
NICE SITE
BUT WERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THE NET
THANKK YOU FOR INFORMATION AND JOKES
WE PROVIDE UKRAINIAN HR FOR MARITIME INDUSTRY
DONT HESITATE CONTACT US IN ANY TIME(E MAIL PREFERABLY)

BRGRDS

ARTHUR TOMILIN
MARINE ENGINEER
DMS LTD
MANAGER

DNIPRO MARITIME SERVICES LTD


KHERSON UKRAINE - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 21:28:38 (PDT)

Well, I'll have to click back in again...
and a message to Tim McRae- more time working less time surfin,
(Just cos you are Chief!)
Regards to all, H

Harry Nelson


Tallarook Aust - Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 20:30:48 (PDT)

HELLO DEAR MARTIN: I AM SAILING AS SECOND ENG ON VLCC'S WITH FIRST CLASS CERTIFICATE.
EXCELLENT WEB SITE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS , GAINING LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION .
I HOPE YOU CAN KEEP UP THE HARD WORK TO IMPROVE THIS WEB SITE.
BEST REGARDS. ZIA HASHMI

ZIA HASHMI


KARACHI PAKISTAN - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 13:04:46 (PDT)

Martin:

Your web site is really well done! It would be a great way to explain to the world what we engineers do for a living, Because lets face it our friends and neighbours who don't go to sea never really do understand.

I have now come ashore and work on the " stationary " side of the engineering world but will always consider my self as a Marine Engineer. Keep up the great work!

Scott

Canada - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 19:11:24 (PDT)

My first time on this site, and I plan on coming back to browse the job board.

Cheers

Charlie Mollet

Noth Vancouver Canada - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 15:31:34 (PDT)

Dear Martin,
You are doing a great job. Keep it up.
Thanks and regards.

Surrey Canada - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 11:58:33 (PDT)

I hold my 4TH class Engineers ticket and found that this site will be very helpfull in upgrading my ticket.

David Small

Grand Manan Canada - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 09:09:06 (PDT)

Martin:

From a semi retired marine engineer,congratulations on a job well done! During my limited time at web surfing, your's is by far the best marine site I'v seen. Just goes to show ya that marine engineers can do other stuff besides pull wrenches! Keep up the good work. Fair winds and may your evening watches always be routine.

Bob Foote

Halifax Canada - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 17:50:49 (PDT)

Hi! Martin!

Your site is the best site description of our trade I've seen so far. Very interesting and many links.
I am a marine engineer and work as a support engineer for the Danish Postal Office. In Denmark marine engineers are used for many types of jobs.

Michael Larsen

Randers Denmark - Saturday, March, 31, 2001 at 15:24:31 (PDT)

Hello Martin.
Hello all visitors.
Excellent site Martin this is what the internet is all about.This is my second visit,I will be spending a lot of time visiting your site.I am a landlocked semi-retired marine engineer,currently a firefighter and part time marine fire and safety instructor.Your efforts,time and dedication to this site will be of great benefit to the seafaring professionals.Thank you very much.
Safe sailing to all.

Jack Cook

Delta Canada - Saturday, March, 31, 2001 at 10:28:16 (PDT)

Hi Martin! I finally get down to looking up your web page and I must say I'm very impressed! You've done a great job. It's very interesting. I'll keep in touch. Hay! where are the CCG pics? I would like to see more of that. OK? Hope your doing well. Sarah

SarahPenman

Sidney.B.C. Canada - Sunday, March, 18, 2001 at 19:09:20 (PDT)

Loved your site!!!

I no longer sail for a living but proudly keep my discharge book. You brought back some great memories.

Wm Jeff Siddall

Ottawa Canada - Thursday, March, 15, 2001 at 09:48:22 (PDT)

I am a Trainee Engineer in Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and i really appreciate your
effort in gathering useful technical information.
best of luck in future.

Rizwan Saeed

Karachi Pakistan - Tuesday, March, 13, 2001 at 04:18:03 (PDT)

I'm CE on a large fishing vessel on the East Coast of Canada good website keep it up

Charles Smith

Bridgewater NS Canada - Tuesday, March, 06, 2001 at 11:30:37 (PDT)

Just found your page and believe it to be good for the profession. I will be visiting it again.

Keep up the good work.

N V Whiteley
MIMarE
Chief Engineer
(Australian registered oil tankers)

Neil V Whiteley

Terara Australia - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 19:51:30 (PDT)

Great web site Martin, well done! I am at sea as Chief Engineer on a seismic survey vessel and find some of your articles very interesting. Keep up the good work.

Best regards

Tim McRae

Tim McRae Australia - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 14:13:28 (PDT)

slip calculation ?

velimir grbcic

rijeka croatia - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 13:37:35 (PDT)

Thanks .I have enjoyed visiting your site.It is very interesting. Marine Engineer 3rd class(Dar es salaam Maritime Institute).
Have a nice day.

Benjamin William Bocco

Dar es salaam Tanzania East Africa. - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 06:40:31 (PDT)

As an old member of the Dutch oceangoing towing- and salvage tugs I enjoyed your site. In the sixties I visited Vancouver twice with this tugs, and it is a beautifull city.with friendly regards from holland.

Haarlem The Netherlands - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 14:10:54 (PDT)

THIS IS THE BEST MARINE ENGINEERING SITE THAT I HAVE SEEN SO FAR!
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING ME BACK TO THESE SIMPLE AND TRUE DAYS OF DREAMS AND VOYAGES TO A SIMPLE WORLD.
CONGRATULATIONS!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !
Ret. Marine Engineer of the Greek Merchant Navy
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

PIRAEUS GREECE - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 01:52:04 (PDT)

Well done Martin. I hold a Canadian 2nd class certificate and currently work in the seismic industry. I hope you can keep up the great work on your web page and I will contribute as much as I can.

Mike Kotyk

Tampa USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 14:51:13 (PDT)

Nice done your pages.
A formerly german seaman (30 years ago).
Regards Gerhard

Isernhagen Germany - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 08:32:25 (PDT)

Kindest reguards Martin and best of the season to you and yours. Love your site and so do a lot of the other Engineers that work with me at BC Ferry Corp. Say "Hi" to that brother of yours for me the next time you see him. Him & I used to work for Mike Featherstone at one time, It was myself or Bill that was to go out with him that day he fliped the "Freedom" Bill was the lucky one that went with him so I got to stay dry that day. Keep up the good work.

Terry Arthur Giles

Duncan, BC Canada - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 21:53:50 (PDT)

Le poème choisit est très bien adapté et pour la saison et pour nous ... les parents...
... Tu resteras toujours le "petit prince".
Nous te souhaitons les meilleurs voeux pour un Noël ... le plus JOYEUX possible dans les circonstances que nous espérons calmes pour toute la durée de ton séjour sur la mer ... et une bonne, heureuse Année 2001.

claudel

Nmo ca - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 18:51:54 (PDT)

very interesting i like your pages very much, marine engineer class 2 motor foreign going british and NZ
keep it up once again very good and a merry christmas and a very good and happy new year your lucky i,ll be at sea again thanks roland.

roland ranger

wellsford nth akl new zealand - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 15:32:56 (PDT)

I am an ex-chief engineer retired from active sea service. I am now teaching in marine educational institute. Your site helps me in keeping the class awake and they find it very intersting too. Keep it up.

Jyotindra M. Trasi

Mumbai India - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 05:55:55 (PDT)

martin , you are a marine engineer with a spanner in one hand and a mighty pen in the other hand

lijo thomas

mumbai india - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 05:39:20 (PDT)

Excellent site, spent hours browsing. From an ex-marine engineer remembering the good old days!

Phil

UK - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 12:44:29 (PDT)

Martin great site. You have put in a lot of time on this project and it sure shows.
   Adrian Perkins
Nanaimo, Canada - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 01:37:53 (PST)

Hey this is like one of the best engineering sites ive seen. I'm still in High School and am greatly looking forward to becoming a marine engineer.
Chris
USA - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 17:38:44 (PST)

Hey, leave your imprint on the world wide web ! Click on "Add" to leave your mark. Martin
Martin
Victoria, Canada - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 09:10:34 (PST)

Thank you for your comments !