This is the place
where you can come back time and time again for looking up references. It's like
your home port.
Links to Marine Sites
Our Links above contains links
to other sites related to Marine, Nautical, and Navigation at Sea, Ocean, and
other waterways. Also included are Marine Colleges, Marine Engineer's and Naval
Architect Societies, Institutions, Classification Societies, 3rd Party Surveyors
for Cargo, Safety, Insurance.
Shipyards, Shipping Lines, Maritime Organizations, Sea
Ports, Harbors, Seamen Missions, Governmental Marine Departments, Miscellaneous
Software can also be found here.
Glossary of Shipping Terms
In our glossary pages, you
will be able to look up the meaning of words used in the Marine field. It is one
of the most comprehensive list assembled.
Some of you may be looking for information on improving
your engineering skills. We have several pages
dedicated to topics like welding, machining, alignment of machinery, removing
broken studs, etc.
We also have specially illustrated pages, featuring our
hero, Mabuk, that let you think over situations sometimes encountered in the
shipping and engineering environment, and invite you to give your solution to
You don't have to worry if you do not know the answers
because we provide them after you have given up.
Engineers working on ships of different makes often have
to get used to the engineering units used on board ship. Some of the instruction
manuals may contain references to units that are unfamiliar or need to be
converted. Our calculation page will help you calculate the
equivalent values for commonly used engineering units.
There are a lot of engineering units in the world in used today. There are also other references that simply cannot be remembered. For reference, we have made it convenient for you to find out things like steam properties, conversion
units, metric and british units, motor full load currents for various voltages, viscosity conversions, piping sizes and dimensions and many others. These references can be found here.
We have also assembled a collection of commonly used hand
tools complete with photographs for you to identify
their names. We feel that it helps in your communication with other staffs on
the ship if you can correctly state the exact names in your instructions to
The ship is quite a large structure. It will help matters
and boost morale, if your workers have confidence in your orders. If they have
to climb many staircases just to bring tools to you, make sure your instructions
More Detailed Information for Marine
Lastly, we know you are here because you want to know
about ships and other floating vessels. Our pages on ships contains information
about the various types of ships, their construction and several information on
ship stability and naval architecture.
More detailed information on ship construction, and
machinery can be obtained by downloading our free e-book,
"General Engineering Knowledge
Notes". This e-book is written specially for those marine engineers who want
to sit for their competency license examinations and pass.
You too, can make use of the notes contained there. It is
written in a simple, and concise manner so that anybody can understand them.
However, in writing the e-book, we have assumed that the reader has already got
some basic knowledge and experience working on board ship. This is because for
this licensing examination, the candidate is required to have acquired several
months of sea time before they are allowed to sit for it.
Download free e-book,
"Motor Engineering Knowledge Notes"
and "Naval Architecture Questions
and Answers" and
"Electro-Technology Questions and Answers"
Do contact us and send us your thoughts, perhaps on
courses or e-books that you would like to see in the future, how you have
benefited from our notes, etc.
Useful Products for Marine Engineers
Below are some products that we think is extremely useful for