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Welcome to the World of the Marine Engineer
In this site, you will find articles related to the life of a merchant marine
engineer, the training he receives, the job he is called to do, how he spend his leisure time, what he encounters on the ocean, and many more. You will also find a section on skills where you can pick up some skills yourself.
Shipping has its own tradition and practices. Names like bosun, AB, OS, Greaser, Oiler, Lecky, Spark, Mate, GP, are some of the titles given to certain personnel on board a ship. Parts of a ship like bow, stern, starboard, port, bridge, telegraph, aft peak tank, double bottom, shaft tunnel, stern tube, and many others are common on board a ship, but hardly heard of on the land.
Marine Engineering became a profession at the dawn of the engine driven ship. The basic concepts of propulsion has remained pretty much the same, but there were many improvement since then. Many of the marine disaster like the sinking of the SS Titanic, major oil spillage's, collisions, and many others, set the stage for International Regulations and Conventions on Safety of Life at Sea,
SOLAS, Marine Pollution, MARPOL, and many others.
Equipment for marine use is also special. Steering gear, bow thruster, propeller, mooring winches, lifeboat davit, anchor, rudder, boilers, fresh water generator are some examples.
If you would like to find out more about
marine companies, shipping lines, engineering schools, colleges offering
engineering degree, engineering courses in marine engineering,
marine training, power engineering, shipyards, and other information related to shipping, you will also find many useful links on this site.
The Marine Engineer is a seaman at heart. On the ocean, the waves are ever changing. The season changes. The destination changes. The time zones change. Even the crew changes.
Each voyage is an opportunity for exploration of the world at large.
This site will be of interest to all who love the sea and who want to travel on an adventure of discovery
on the shipping routes of the world.
Let's start our voyage of discovery!
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