Russell Scholars Program

Life Aboard: Chief Engineer Todd Hibl on the Maritime Shipping Industry

A guest talk from Chief Engineer Todd Hibl acquainted students in RSP 299 The Sea Around Us with what it's like to cross the ocean - and to live at sea for months at a time.  From slide images of container ships to charts of the ship's personnel to anecdotes of days off in port, students learned about life in the merchant marines.  The picture below shows the crankshaft of a large, slow-speed diesel Sulzer engine.