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...

read more

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!

read more

Fuel issues….

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...

read more

Grounding Seatruck Performance in Carlingford Lough

MAIB Report 4/2020 Grounding of the ro-ro freight ferry Seatruck Performance in Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland Safety issues (see full report) the potential for squat was not considered when calculating the ferry’s under keel clearance before departure, or when...

read more