How is Marine Engineering as a career? | Explained


Transport and transportation are the backbone of modern global economic outlooks and global prosperity. Ships are what the world traffic is based on, which  account for 90% of the total movement of fresh products in the world than any other transport accounts.  It Transmits solutions, food, medical care and living conditions, chemicals, oil, fuel and other loads that are necessary to ensure the viability of each country. Therefore, as an important aspect, a marine engineer plays an important role in international transportation of goods around the world in some form or another in shore, oil rigs, offshore and shipbuilding.

The Capital associated drive the demand in international trade and shipping, So the ships should be advanced and technically sophisticated. The ships are to be maintained with massive engines and factories of electricity for the propulsion and auxiliary on the ship with a specific end goal to Maintain Seaworthiness. All technical aspects of the Ship holds extreme operational efficiency and so  considered and maintained by ship engineers.

A naval engineer is a lucrative job offer. A marine engineer acquires considerable knowledge and the ability to work under pressure and difficult conditions at sea. It is self-confident research all aspects of the machines to work. The first and most important reason is the danger contains. Work on the vessel is carried out in coastal offices, as well as power stations, shipyards, etc. In all cases, the coast of jobs, they are not paying as much as they can on boats considering the fact that an office on the coast is the same Hard conditions, a boat facing.

Marine engineers are the true saints with jack of all trades and an ace of diesel engines. Working in  the transport company makes them meet and see many universal things as well as exposure to the outside world. They know how the configurations of the nations of the world are the same. They know how to get at different places in the world "Things Done". They look like the experts end their work quietly making the wheels of the global economic race.

There are usually six engineers on a Ship *:


Junior Engineer - Unlicensed Member Engineering Department, which helps senior engineers.

4th. Official supervision responsible engineer for air compressors, fuel oil cleaners and lubrication and auxiliary diesel generators.

Electrical Officer- Shares Equal Rank with Fourth Engineer, responsible for Electrical Aspects of Ship.

3rd. Engineer watch, responsible for the production of Fresh water, Sewage channel discharge, maintenance equipments, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and various pumps.

2nd. Engineer responsible for the administration, responsible for the main motor and drive, boiler aux and steam generator. The Incharge of team management on ship, steering mechanism, ship cranes and engines, rescue boats and engines

Overall, chief engineer - by the actions of the department motors equal with the captain.

* This is based on the classification system of British engineers on the ship.


Economic Outlook Marine Engineer and Scopes:

According to the US Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects earn an average annual salary of $84,850. However, the top 10% of the career field pulls in a healthy $145,790 annually.

The need for marine engineers was expected to grow by 9% from 2014-2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The demand for new Marine engineers will rise due to a no of factors, First many ships are to be modified and installed with latest machineries to comply with latest regulations drawn by IMO and flag states. Second, As the demand for oil is growing world wide, more and more shipment are chartered and so new ships will be bought to cope up with the rise in demand with additional crews and marine engineers hired to work on them. Third, there seems to be a sudden boom in the shipping field just after 10-15 years as the years of looms are to be end very soon, Leading to sudden high demands for fresh and experienced marine engineers.

The level of financial stability is high start from the beginning which allows great deal of money to spent and for savings. There is a whole new world out there to be explored and to feel and see the glim's of the world you watch or read in T.V and magazines.

Work of Marine engineers (Expectation vs Reality):
When i first join this field i had many expectations, crazy one to be precise, like i will be traveling all across the world have some very great times at ports, have a office inside the ship not much work, all time party, Lots of alcohol etc..etc.
            If you too have such ideas in mind thats totally rubbish. All I can tell you that there are quite less port time you get as the time for loading and discharging are reducing day by day, There no alcohol policy in many of the ships these days with lots and lots of hard work and maintenance to do just to catch up with the daily planed schedules.

Followings are the real work space and work of the marine engineers on board ship in reality:

Engine Room


The main propulsion plant, diesel generator boilers for power generation to produce steam, the fresh water generator, the electrical equipment to the various motors and are in the engine room.
The atmosphere is usually hot and loud in the engine room. The temperature can even rise up to 55 degrees Celsius. Marine engineers perform regular inspections and repairs and maintenance work at the time. Ensure a safe operation of all equipment and follow all safety precautions to prevent marine pollution complies with the strict international regulations.

ECR(Engine Control Room)

All parameters, conditions and the propulsion of the main motor and the connection between the bridge are remote from the engine control room is controlled. Engineers are placed on the watch during the peak day of unmanned ships. In the old ships are usually monitored 24 hours a day rotation 4 hours.

Life on board a Ship


In addition to machine operation, maintenance supervision and regular maintenance, ship engineers spend a lot of time on leisure activities such as sports, games, entertainment and fitness activities. The food served on board is good and healthy, there is plenty of time to relax. Watch the sunset, music, photography, fishing and sports are important activities that are usually done on a boat.

Sea- Merchant naval ship, the time is very important. The load must arrive on time. Communication between the bridge and the space navigation motor control is required to maneuver the ship. Total control with the engineers stopped when a fault monitoring device occurs in bridge. Steering device testing is necessary for the navigation of a ship. The machine must be addressed as required. Always observed always essential solution for the drive safely. The climate is another thing that affects the ship at sea, which affects people on board must be able to withstand tough conditions. All environmental policy and regulations oil pollution must be strictly adhered to. While the ship at sea, profound experience, practical skill and lower attachment is needed to overcome all unwanted situations. The ability to make decisions and take action is required in every ship engineer. The risk of fire and explosion is always high to minimize these risks, we must be well trained and competent.

Ship in harbor


While the ship is in the port, repairs, maintenance and additional checks are carried out by the port authorities. Dock can be at the port, which requires safety. Inventory store Engines and spare parts will be ordered as required. The charging process should go smoothly and the energy production is observed every time.

Apart from this, there is ample time to leave the port and explore new places. You can go and send entertainment. Seafarers can go the country of origin Seaman Club or hotels to sign up to its flight the ship.

Close of Contract

After the end of his contract, returns to his country of origin leaves the earth. There are few companies that pay wages a year. However, wages are usually high compared to other technical disciples on Earth. Full salary savings for us because the boat house and home for the return of the boat are born by the company. They are entitled to be on board in safety and are also exempt from the tax obligations. This point is very important because he / she stays away from home and the family for extended periods of a few weeks to several months.

Class Competency tests

Marine engineers must pass suitability tests to grow at a higher rank. These tests are carried out by the Ministry of Shipping and take most of the time you spend on Earth. Apart from this, they must be regularly updated with security and updating courses.


Author AMIT

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