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Marine Engineering involves the design, construction, installation, operation and support of the systems and equipment which propel and control marine vehicles, and of the systems which make a vehicle or structure habitable for crew, passengers and cargo.


Marine Engineering is allied to mechanical engineering, although the old marine engineer requires knowledge (and hands-on experience) with electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemistry, control engineering, naval architecture or ship design, process engineering, steam generation, gas turbines and even nuclear technology on certain military vessels.


Marine Engineering on board a ship refers to the operation and maintenance of the propulsion and other systems such as:electrical power generation plant; lighting; fuel oil; lubrication; water distillation; air conditioning; refrigeration; and water systems on board the vessel. This work is carried out by Marine Engineering Officers, who usually train via cadetships sponsored by a variety of Maritime organisations. There are also training centres at post-secondary institutions that offer marine engineering programs, such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicle research; Marine renewable energy research; and careers related to the Offshore Oil and Gas extraction and Cable Laying industries.


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C.B Boats Marine Engineer Coventry

Hi my name is Colin, I started in canal boats at 16. Went to work for a boatyard during school hols doing odd jobs bits and bobs on boats plus helping around the yard, tea making usual nerk stuff. Failed physics exam so couldn't pursue the jobs I applied for so took the yards offer of YTS. Did that for 6 months which included a course away from home covering basic chippy stuff and fibreglassing. After 6 months got offered full-time place by the same boatyard.

Stayed there for 17 years. Boat hire and boatbuilding yard so did everything from laying the first steel plae through to a finished full fitted boat ready for hire or as a privately purchased boat.

Sent on a welding/fabrication course, got a British Standard certification for welding. Several gas courses, as is still the case to obtain what used to be Corgi registered, now called Gas Safe Registered.


Modern canal boats are used for annual holidays, weekend breaks or as permanent residences. Usually, they have steel hulls and a steel superstructure, but when they were first being developed for leisure use in the 1970s glass re-inforced plastic (fibre-glass) or timber was often used for the superstructures. We can repair most of these styles of canal boats.They are usually powered by modern diesel engines, which I have Ford factory to training on ford xld 1.6 & 1.8 diesel engines. and are fitted inside to a high standard. canal boats have similar domestic facilities as a small landward home: central heating, flush toilets, shower or even bath, four-ring hobs, oven, grill, microwave oven, and refrigerator; quite a few also have satellite television and mobile broadband via the use of 3G broadband technology. Externally, their resemblance to traditional boats can vary from a faithful imitation (false "rivets", and copies of traditional paintwork) through "interpretation" (clean lines and simplified paintwork) through to a free-style approach which does not try to pretend in any way that this is a traditional boat. At CB Engineers we cater for all repairs on any of the above.




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