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Joshua McCready

Marine Engineer


work Liverpool

work +44 151 236 0083
cell +44 7985 025 279

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Career Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Joshua McCready is a marine Engineer with a Chief Engineers (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (Motor).


Josh joined Brookes Bell in 2023 after being at sea for over 10 years. The majority of that time sailing on Cruise ships and the latter part sailing as 2nd Engineer & Chief Engineer on Irish Sea RO-PAX.

Josh has hands on experience with medium speed engines, as well as related auxiliaries & systems, with considerable time working on various Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, High Voltage machinery & equipment, RORO hydraulic systems, Gearboxes, Deck Equipment, Hotel services, Electric propulsion systems (up to 20MW/11,000V) & CPP.

During his time at sea, Josh has been involved in numerous dry dockings. He took part in refits & commissioning of new installations, such as Emergency Diesel Generators & Bilge foaming equipment, as well as preparing cruise vessels for extended periods of warm layup.

Professional Qualifications

  • Chief Engineer COC – Motor (Unlimited)
  • High Voltage Management level
  • Passenger safety cargo & hull integrity course

Academic Qualifications

  • FD Marine Engineering & Management.

Professional Status and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Sea going Employment

  • Holland America Line as 4th Engineer through to 2nd Engineer.
  • Isle of Man Steam Packet Co as 2nd Engineer through to Chief Engineer.

Surveying and Consultancy Experience

  • Bunker quantity and quality disputes
  • Main & Auxiliary engine failure investigations
  • Stern tube failures
  • Hull damage investigations

Types of main and auxiliary engines

  • MAN B&W
  • Sulzer
  • Wärtsilä
  • MAK
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