Marine electrical maintenance course, is a safety critical skill.

Having a ships electrical blackout, can put lives at risk.

The ships electrical scheme, is designed to minimise blackouts, but cannot eliminate them.

There are two types of ships electrical maintenance, preventative and reactive.

A single unexpected fault condition in the ships electrical system, will trigger an earth fault alarm.

Two faults occurring simultaneously, will result in a ships electrical blackout.

I’m Craig, who has taught marine electrical maintenance, to trainee and experienced seafarers, at a well known Marine School.

The marine electrical maintenance course will equip you with practical knowledge, and tips to maintain ships electrical systems.

Learn about the electrical systems, you will find on a ship.

Gain practical knowledge, and tips.

Be able to think critically about the best way to start fault finding.

Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Marine Electrical Systems

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the importance of electrical systems in marine vessels.
    • Identify key components and terminologies used in marine electrical systems.
  • Description:
    • Introduction to basic electrical principles, safety measures, and terminology in a maritime context.

Module 2: Electrical Safety and Regulations

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Comprehend safety regulations and standards governing marine electrical systems.
    • Develop safety awareness and protocols for working with electrical systems on vessels.
  • Description:
    • Explore international maritime electrical safety regulations and guidelines, with a focus on practical application.

Module 3: Electrical Circuits and Components

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Understand different types of electrical circuits and components.
    • Identify and explain the function of key electrical components on marine vessels.
  • Description:
    • Study electrical circuits, components such as generators, transformers, switches, and distribution systems commonly used in marine electrical systems.

Module 4: Troubleshooting and Maintenance

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Develop skills in troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical issues on ships.
    • Learn preventive maintenance techniques for marine electrical systems.
  • Description:
    • Practical training in identifying, isolating, and rectifying electrical problems in a controlled setting.

Module 5: Power Generation and Distribution

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Understand different methods of power generation on marine vessels.
    • Gain insights into power distribution and load management.
  • Description:
    • Focus on different power generation methods, power distribution systems, and load balancing strategies.

Module 6: Instrumentation and Control Systems

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Explore instrumentation and control systems on marine vessels.
    • Learn how to operate and maintain control systems.
  • Description:
    • In-depth examination of control systems and their role in marine electrical systems.

Module 7: Advanced Marine Electrical Systems

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Familiarize with advanced technologies such as automation and navigation systems.
    • Understand the integration of advanced systems with marine electrical systems.
  • Description:
    • Exploration of cutting-edge technologies and their impact on marine electrical maintenance.

Module 8: Practical Application and Simulation

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios.
    • Gain hands-on experience in marine electrical maintenance through simulations and real-world projects.
  • Description:
    • Practical exercises and simulations to reinforce learning and problem-solving skills.

Module 9: Assessment and Certification

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Prepare for final assessments.
    • Receive certification upon successful completion of the course.