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Certificate in Vessel Maintenance

Understand the importance of proactive vessel maintenance and best practice for planning and management.

Starts 24 February 2021

How can you keep your vessel at peak efficiency? 

This vessel maintenance course instructs students as to why planned maintenance is vital to a ship’s operations, how to perform this and what to watch out for in maintenance management. It is a perfect introduction to to understanding vessel operations. 

It also identifies how proactive vessel maintenance can help a ship run better, keep expensive machinery failures down, as well as be more environmentally efficient.

When: 24 February 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for: Marine engineers, technical managers, technology managers, technical engineers, maintenance managers, chief engineers, safety officers, HVAC managers, energy managers, ship managers, technical superintendents, crew managers, crew officers, surveyors/consultants, legal professionals, insurance and other allied firms.

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  • The role of machinery in contributing to the business of operating ships
  • The importance of watchkeeping in keeping the machinery reliable
  • Planning and organising maintenance
  • Different types of planned maintenance systems
  • The process for planning maintenance and preparations
  • Staff and crew training

Course Director

paul russell

Paul Russell MSc BA (Hons)

Paul completed a traditional cadetship with Cunard Shipping Services before serving on all types of vessels from passenger ships to super tankers during his seagoing career.

His sea service also included medium-speed engines powering small tankers, slow-speed engines driving bulk carriers and steam plant providing power for the first container ships.

Read more about Paul here. 

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