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The Best Websites and Forums for Sailors and Marine Engineers

written by: Raunekk • edited by: Lamar Stonecypher • updated: 5/30/2011

A maritime professional is always looking for ways to solve a technical issue on his or her ship or seeking better employment opportunities. If you are one of them, check out of some of the best websites and forums for sailors and marine engineers.

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    Introduction

    Life at sea is no bed of roses. Constant travelling, monotonous routine, indefinite working hours, and secluded lifestyle often get the better of mariners, resulting in excessive stress and loneliness. However, every cloud has a silver lining and the life at sea provides you with some great adventure, experience, and last but not the least – great pay packages.

    But the fact remains that once mariners leave the port, they are “disconnected" from the world in several aspects. They often miss important happenings and events, educational and training seminars, and most commonly on things that are important to upgrade themselves to walk in pace with rest of the world.

    Modern technology has alleviated this problem to a great extent. Internet on ship has turned out to be a boon for mariners and sailors at sea. Now they can not only keep in touch with their family and friends while at sea but also actively participate in the day-to-day happenings in the world. They can even share their problems, express their views, and receive the right guidance and knowledge while still at sea.

    The article describes some of the important websites that can help mariners and sailors, both at sea and on land, to upgrade their knowledge and keep up-to-date with the rest of the word.

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    Websites

    Marine Insight

    Marine Insight is an excellent upcoming marine website which provides news, articles, and trending stories. It is a gold-mine of both technical and non-technical articles realted to the marine industry. Marine Insight also provides career guidance and advices to maritime professionals. The salient point of marine insight is that it is updated daily with interesting articles and issues that are making news in the maritime industry.

    Visit Marine Insight here.

    GCaptian

    GCaptian is one of most famous maritime websites. It provides the latest news along with some very important and interesting articles on the maritime world. GCaptain is updated every day which makes its visitors come back to the website again and again.

    You can visit the website here.

    Ship- technology

    Ship-technology covers news and events of every aspect of the maritime world. From cruise ships to the shipbuilding industry, from technology to trade and commerce of the maritime world, Ship-technology has it all. Don’t miss the featured articles on the website.

    You can visit the website here.

    Pinoy Maritime

    As the name suggests, Pinoy Maritime is a website dedicated to the Philippines Maritime World. However, the website has some genuine information on the whole of maritime world.

    You can visit the website here.

    Marine Diesels

    Marine Diesel's website is a goldmine of marine technological knowledge. From fresher to highly experienced professionals, everyone will have something to learn from this website.

    You can visit the website here.

    Marine Log

    The Marine Log website provides two things – an extremely comprehensive magazine and an equally informative website. It has everything– articles, news, events, jobs listings, and even videos related to the maritime world.

    You can visit the website here.

    Professional Mariner

    Professional mariner is thoroughly professional in what they do. They do great research to provide highly informative articles. Having a magazine of their own, Professional Mariner is definitely for people who like things with details.

    You can visit the website here.

    Marine Link

    This is one-stop website for the news on the maritime world. If there is anything happening in the maritime world, Marine Link has it for sure. Marine Link provides one of the best sources for news of the maritime world. Don’t miss it.

    You can visit the website here.

    Tradewinds

    Tradewinds is one of the oldest and reputed magazines for everything related to the maritime world. Like the magazine, the website also provides the most comprehensive news from all parts of the maritime world. This brand is the most highly trusted brand in the maritime world when it comes to marine news.

    You can visit the website here.

    Marine engineering

    The Marine Engineering website provides up-to-date information on the technical details of a ship. It has some of the most complex systems explained in the simplest possible manner.

    You can visit the website here.

    Dieselduck

    Yet another treasure of marine engineering knowledge – diesel duck provides information on each and every technical aspect of the ship. This is a very important website, in case you want to make your basics strong.

    You can visit the website here.

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    Maritime Employment Websites

    Maritime Connector

    Maritime Connector is an important online junction for people around the world who are looking for maritime jobs. The website has jobs being posted on a regular basis, making it a hot favourite website for marine professionals throughout the world.

    You can visit the website here.

    Maritime jobs

    Maritime jobs website provides a huge database of resumes of marine professionals from around the world. Though the website was a huge success a year ago, its popularity has gone down because of a few similar websites that have come up in the market.

    You can visit the website here.

    Job Ships

    Though the website was started keeping in mind the Indian maritime industry, Job ships has received great response from people of several countries. It is a favourite destination for people looking for maritime jobs.

    You can visit the website here.

    Maritime Employment

    Maritime Employment is famous as a key player in connecting maritime professionals with the right maritime companies. However, the website mainly concentrates on employers and companies based in the U.S.

    You can visit the website here.

    Seafarer Jobs

    Seafarer jobs has a huge list of companies that can be directly contacted. They even post jobs from each companies on a regular basis. The website provides maritime job postings for maritime professionals of all levels.

    You can visit the website here.

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    Forums and Discussion Platforms

    Gcaptain Forum

    Yes, Gcaptain again. The Gcaptain forum is one of the highly visited maritime forums from professionals around the world. The forum has several topics of discussion related to the maritime world. This is definitely not the forum to missed in case you are a maritime professional.

    You can visit the forum here.

    Defense Talk

    The most favourite forum for sailors and maritime professionals from not only the Merchant Navy but also the Defense sector. Don't miss this forum for some of the most important discussions of the maritime world.

    You can visit the forum here.

    Marinetalk forum

    The Marine Talk forum is the most sought after discussion platform for both maritime students and experienced professionals. It provides some of the most highly complex technical issues solved in a discussion manner.

    You can visit the forum here.

    Brighthub - Marine Engineering Channel

    Last but not the least. Our own marine engineering channel is an excellent source of knowledge for the marine world. The channel provides information on both technical as well as commerce department of the maritime world. The important aspect of the channel is that it has maritime professionals with great experience writing for it, which makes the information extremely reliable and trustworthy.

    You can visit the marine channel here.

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