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Education vs. experience in ship maintenance and repair

Experience is one of the most valuable commodities on the job market. Ship maintenance and repair (M&R) might sound easy to the outsiders, however, there is a lot that goes into that, which most people don’t realize. But is the experience all you need for the M&R of the ship or you need an education as well?


We are launching new coating and surface preparation online course e-WAALS. Click here for more information.


A while ago we declared a photo contest with a topic WIND TURBINES and now is the time to announce the winners.

A1 and where to get it

In our line of work, it's probable that paint inspector gets involved in certain bureaucracy when moving within the EU. Such one is an A1 document, formerly known as E101/E103.

Photo Contest 2017

Weather is improving and maintenance season is starting. The new round of photo contest is here and the topic is WIND TURBINES. Send pictures related to installation or maintenance of wind turbines to The winner receives 100 EUR, second place 50 EUR and third place 25 EUR. All winners also receive Paint Inspector’s Field Guide, sponsored by TQC.

From now on we are ISO approved

Since the beginning of this year is officially ISO approved. What does it mean for you as a client?


MARINE MAINTENANCE WORLD EXPO IS BACK - More than 85 key exhibitors from 25 countries showcasing the very latest technologies for vessel maintenance and repair - Dedicated conference with more than 50 industry leading speakers across 3 days - Major international ship maintenance and repair exhibition is back for 2014 - Register for your free press pass here - 14-16 October 2014; Brussels, Belgium

Scott Rice

We are deeply saddened with loss of Mr. Rice and we would like to express our sincere smpathy to him and his family.

Photo Contest - send us your picture and win 50 Euros + Inspector's Field Guide

Dear inspectors, Our photo contest is starting again! The winner will receive 50 Euros and publication sponsored by TQC, ”Inspector's Field Guide” in the value of 110 Euros.

Read a story from life of a paint inspector

During my adventure with coating projects I have seen many inspectors who could not merge theoretical and practical approach resulting in complete fail, whether the delay cost an investor a fortune or lack of time caused incompletion or significant reduction of quality in order to aim the target deadline.

I watch paint dry for a living

First photo contest in 2014 is over and we are glad to bring you interview with its winner, Philip LJ Duncalf.

First winner in 2014!

We are glad to announce first winner in 2014. This time it is Philip LJ Duncalf. Big thanks goes to all participants and their pictures!