About Us

About Us

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 30 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, a B Eng (Mech) and Bachelor of Law from the University of Southern Queensland as well as a Diploma of Marine Surveying from the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors. 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, a Member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS), the Marine Lawyers Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Queensland Law Society

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.

Why Us?

Visions – Solutions – Success

Our mission statement comes from our belief that by taking your vision for your asset or business, combined with our high quality solutions, we can achieve a high successful outcome that will ensure your asset or business continues to operate at its optimum efficiency.