What is MaritimeWiki?
The MaritimeWiki is an online maritime database and a venture that involves the collaboration of our combined maritime knowledge, expertise and "know-how" to give maritime professionals the tools to deal with challenges they face whether at sea or ashore. Over time, we've envisioned the MaritimeWiki to be a massive database of documents, training and educational material, checklists, processes, procedures, presentations, entire management systems (you name it!) all for the benefit and professional development of maritime professionals, the world over. The site was aided in formation from good feedback to the poll conducted on LinkedIn. We are helping maritime professionals in all disciplines, vessel owners, seafarers, engineers, brokers, technicians and superintendents etc. around the world to have access to data for better decision making. The beauty of the database is that it will be created by maritime professionals....for maritime professionals.....after all, we are the experts in the industry. As a progressive site, we believe in the importance of environmental protection and sustainable development. Only by creating a knowledge base and sharing this information can we work together to make a difference in moving the maritime industry forward.
What will the MaritmeWiki contain?
Access to Flag State, Class documents and checklists. Technical troubleshooting guides on varying equipment manufacturers (eg. Deck and Engine Room machinery, Navigation systems, Communication Systems) Audit criteria, expert advice on matters such as IMCA, OCIMF, OVID, SIRE, USCG, MCA. Training material for maritime professionals and seafarers such as coastal / celestial navigation, LSA, Bridge Resource Management, Ship Repair Management, Port Engineering procedures. It is a body-of-knowledge for the maritime industry. So whether you're a vessel owner, manager, broker, superintendent, seafarer or just simply interested in the maritime industry, this site will be of benefit to you.
Here’s what maritime professionals like you have to say,
Louis Lemos, a Marine Engineering Consultant and Author said, "let us pause to acknowledge who we are, and how we, as fortunate members of the maritime industry can "by active participation", still contribute to the overall well-being of our chosen industry, and thereby provide something of value, either financially, or with documented experience, or knowledge, to the overall benefit of all involved, afloat and ashore. This attitude of "What's in it for ME?", repudiates the significance of all that we may have learned from our parental up-bringing and professional assimilation!!! Those of us in our later years, especially those in retirement, can best express their appreciation of their acquired knowledge and accumulated experience, by "passing it back" to those still coming up the ladder, for the ultimate sense of satisfaction, and by extrapolation, for the overall benefit of the maritime industry as a whole."