Author: Mike Wall
Published: December 2021
The book was originally a single book relating to both hull and machinery surveying but became so large that it had to be split into two parts. This is the second of the two. It has been written with three possible types of surveyor in mind.
The first group will have had very little or no marine experience and who are seeking to enter, what is to them, an entirely new profession. As such, much of the material presented will be new to them being designed to give them a grounding in the profession of marine surveying.
The second group will be people who have some related marine experience such as ship’s deck or engineering officers who are seeking to leave seafaring but wish to remain involved with the marine industry in a wider field.
The final group will be experienced marine surveyors who want to extend their knowledge into the wider fields of the profession and continue their personal professional development by being exposed to areas of expertise with which they may not be familiar.
Each of the above groups should have a grounding in marine engineering. For this reason, the book does not cover the basics, eg, engine cycles, etc.
The book contains thirteen case histories based on actual incidents which show what machinery damage investigations might look. It also covers various reporting techniques relating to such incidents.