THE DIESEL DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION
ONE OF THE major diesel bug treatments has recently been bought by Peter Weide, of MarShip UK, and Steve Cox, owner of SEIP Services, and we went to have a chat with Peter about the whole diesel bug issue on which this article was based.
You might expect him to either be a bit of a boffin or a slick salesman – but he’s neither; in fact, he writes a column under the nom de plume The Diesel Doctor in The Skipper, a magazine for trawlermen. Peter served as a marine engineer on ships for 30 years, finishing up as Chief Engineer. When he came ashore he held a number of posts with large companies involved in shipping before starting MarShip, based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in 2010 to supply air, oil and fuel filters for, not surprisingly, shipping companies. Now he and Steve have just taken over Marine 16 as part of developing the business further.