BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in the UK and around South-East Asia.

As with previous Mike Wall-authored books, this is much more than it claims to be. Indeed, while it is aimed at the working or aspiring ship superintendent, it will be of equal value to deck officers and mid to senior level executives of ship owning companies and ports.

Your reviewer described a previous Mike Wall book, Running a Marine Survey Company, as the best textbook on small business he had ever read. Obviously, it was also pretty useful as far as marine surveying was concerned. He is happy to ascribe similar compliments to this effort except that its coverage goes further so as to encompass ship owning and managing companies.

It really is a vital text for anyone in any of the occupations mentioned above. Interestingly, the author has bravely self-published from his home in Thailand. This has ensured that its price is remarkably reasonable for such an important, extensive and valuable book.

Author: Mike Wall

Available from Mike Wall Associates, Bangkok, Thailand.

E. mail: mikewallassociates@gmail.com


Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.