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...
COSWP 2020. Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers.
Please download your copy of COSWP 2020 here. If you are studying any deck ticket you really need to be familiar with this document. COSWP 2020
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...
Non-genuine Part concerns
Here we see a non genuine exhaust valve which has cracked, without destroying the engine thankfully. Always use genuine spares for reasons of safety, reliability and warranty!
All too easy to overlook, but constant care is needed with fuel, from taking onboard, right up to its ignition. The image shows damage suffered to a fuel pump plunger where excess water has caused corrosion lowering delivery pressure. Learn more on the next Approved...