Full Ahead!

Full Ahead!

Another year begins and already the centre is up to speed on several courses with the new year’s calendar pre-populated since early last year. That timeless adage of preparation preventing poor performance is so true! When not teaching, the instructors are...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

The Seamanship Centre is still ticking over with classes right up to Christmas week before we ‘finish with engines’ until the New Year.  Our thoughts go to those mariners who will be at sea over the festive period, those on watch in Coastguard stations, to...
Meeting targets

Meeting targets

Getting the performance we expect from vessels and achieving what the sales team promised us at purchase enquiry stage will slowly fall-off over time. Undertaking a maintenance regime must commence from the moment of delivery. Sometimes however, planned maintenance...
Corrosion Concerns

Corrosion Concerns

Good vessel upkeep requires a continuous inspection of all areas; hull, machinery and the various equipment inside and outside. With a focused mindset we can often identify issues more readily compared with normal day to day work practices. Time given to detailed...
Practising what we preach….

Practising what we preach….

  The centres boat got her annual attention recently before being laid-up. Extra time was given to renewing the pencil anodes about the engine cooler box and outdrive, in addition to the usual checklist of items before calling the boat fully ‘winterised’.This...
Record keeping….

Record keeping….

Approved Engine Courses 1 & 2  meet with the latest MCA syllabus requirements that have come into operation. This image relates to the AEC 2 and the documentation aspects involved at sea. With ever increasing scrutiny of vessels environmental impact as well as the...