martin's marine engineering page logo Part of Groupe Ocean's tug fleet awaits orders at the Port of Quebec. Picture by Martin Leduc, 2012

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 and feel free to contact me.

Martin - Marine Engineer and Webmaster

In this Update - A photo tour of the wonderful, if not ancient, engine room of the recently retired, MV Catherine Desgagnes, and its DC generators and distribution system. In keeping with that theme, a photo essay of a typical Great Lakes bulk carrier's engine room, some common pet peeves of mine, and how they might have safety implications.
Over at, a whole new gallery has been uploaded. Its full of graphics, drawings, sketches, animations, etc, illustrating many engineering principles and components found on ships.

Feature - It's been many moons since I wanted to refresh the blog area of the site, The Monitor, which was hosted by Google's Blogger for the last ten years. Its an area of opinions and musing about matters that affect seafarers in the commercial shipping world.
Well, the newly redesigned and expanded blog, still called The Monitor, is finally here.
I have slightly expanded the scope of the blog to include industry news and press releases from relevant marine companies. I am still tweaking the design and function, but all 600 past blog posts now reside here, on our servers, under It's been a long year since I have posted any new content, but that will change, and I welcome you to rediscover the blog and post your comments. The new URL address for The Monitor is .

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