Hastings Marine and Engineering

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What we do

Hastings Marine and Engineering was started by Eric McIlwain in July 2013 to supply quality marine surveying services to ship owners and operators in Australia and the Pacific region. 

Eric has more than 28 years experience as a:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Technical Superintendent
  • Ship Repair Manager
  • Project Manager
  • He has been engaged by some of the largest marine operators in Australia:
  • ANL
  • ASP Ship Management
  • Riverside Marine
  • Keppel Group
  • Forgacs Cairncross Dockyard
  • Teekay Shipping
  • Shell Australia

Eric has worked on self-discharging bulk carriers, tankers, passenger ferries, containerhsips, project managed refits and survey dockings for crude oil tankers, bulkers, ro-ros, steam-fired ore carriers, stripped and transported 2 MAN52/55 V18 engines from Port Hedland to Singapore and Japan via Fremantle. 


He was the  project engineer for a series of 3 new Aluminium fast ferries for the Gladstone LNG precinct. 


Eric has a Certificate of Competency Class 1 (Motor) issued by AMSA and a B Eng (Mech) from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)as well as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer with IMarEST and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS).


With these years of experience across all aspects of the marine industry, Hastings Marine and Engineering is well positioned to provide our clients with high quality marine engineering advise that is second to none.