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Trouble prone container ship, Zim Kingston at anchor in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Picture by M. Leduc, January 09, 2022.

Welcome to the web site for professional Marine Engineers worldwide. Online since 1999, we have been providing information and resource to professionals and novices alike, 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 -  COVID continues to negatively affect our daily lives in 2022, especially as seafarers, with many barriers, new challenges and much uncertainty. I continue to stand in solidarity with and for my peers around the world. It is my hope that this website helps demystify our work and the human toll seafarers endure, transporting the crucial trade that makes our modern lives what they are. I encourage you to do the same.

I have been following the Zim Kingston incident, not a particularly out of sorts event, but one that's unfolded in "my backyard", which bring to reality the response, oversight and capabilities needed in an emergency. You can see some of the pictures I've been taking on the Seafarer Media website. I also wrote up a small piece on my blog, about the lingering troubles the ship faces, and anticipate writing some more about it. Of course, I've been tweeting about it considerably, in more details than the popular media has been doing. It is a rare opportunity to educate myself and others about so many different aspects of global shipping.

In this Update - Not much new, but I am finding some energy to update various areas, like The Common Rail the forum area for open discussion on Marine Engineering topics. The Monitor, the blog; and my twitter account, @dieselduckster, is where I cheer all maritime matters, especially human matters.


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