Maritime and Seamanship
Able Seafarer Engine Intermediate comprehends various diverse practical and visual skills with knowledge of specialized materials and techniques. A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists as a crewmember in their operation and maintenance. This book will introduce the knowledge and skills for those studying and/or working in seafarer industry.
About this Book
The information in this book covers basic to core competencies that a person must achieve to perform marine engineering duties, demonstrate safe usage of electrical equipment and maintaining and repairing at the support level.
About the Seafarer Industry
Seafarers play a vital role in the global economy of the future as well as in the global maritime industry. A healthy and safe work environment must secure a continuous stable influx to the industry. Ship owners are employing people from all over the world in an industry that operates globally and does not know the concept of country borders. The global nature of the maritime sector puts great demands on the shipping companies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all seafarers – no matter where they come from and where they set sail. It is the seafarers on board the ships that ensure the shipping industry’s dominance in World trade. Seafarers hold a variety of professions and ranks, each of which carries unique responsibilities which are integral to the successful operation of an ocean-going vessel. A ship’s crew can generally be divided into four main categories: the deck department, the engineering department, the steward’s department, and others. A ship’s bridge, filled with sophisticated equipment, requires skills differing from those used on the deck, which houses berthing and cargo gear, which requires skills different from those used in a ship’s engine room, and so on. Mariners spend extended periods at sea. Most deep-sea mariners are hired for one or more voyages that last for several months.