In its monthly Safety Scenario for October, the Swedish Club describes an incident of a ship’s engine failure due to contamination of the lubrication system. An investigation showed that the engine had been operated on a high thermal load for a long time and the turbocharger’s efficiency had been affected by fouling, while the lubrication oil had been contaminated for some time.
Following a power failure of the Singapore-flagged bulker “Funing”, the vessel is about to be towed into the Port of Tauranga, on the north island of New Zealand.
SAMSA reported that the Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation VLCC Yuan Hua Hu experienced an unspecified engine problem while sailing in the Indian Ocean off South Africa, prompting an emergency response by multiple South African agencies.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the main engine failure of the oil/chemical tanker ‘MV Guroni’ while underway in January 2019. According to the report, the lubrication oil filter of the main engine had been improperly mounted.
The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Lindberg Crosby’ with Interstate 10 Bridge while on San Jacinto River, Texas, in February 2019. The investigation showed that there was an undetected loss of starboard engine directional control.
Maersk reported that one of its containerships experienced main engine failure and began drifting in the Gibraltar Strait on January 29, 2020, adding that because of this difficulty the vessel is expected to be delayed.
The Bahamas-flagged car carrier “RCC Passion” suffered an engine room fire, while sailing some 40 nautical miles of the French island Ushant, situated at the southwest end of the English Channel, the French Maritime Prefecture for the Atlantic informed.
The Philippine Coast Guard rescued a total of 48 passengers and crew from the ship ‘Twins G-2’, while at the vicinity waters of Barangay Astorga, Daram, Samar, on 30 August. Investigation revealed that an engine failure started due to the explosion of the starboard’s engine fuel line.
Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship ‘Grandeur of the Seas’ canceled its sailing due to an engine problem, shortly after it left its home port in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. The ship had to return to the harbor and cancel the cruise, which included a call to Bermuda.
According to local sources, the passenger ship ‘Aegean Odyssey’ suffered an engine failure while it was sailing closely to Chania, Crete island, Greece. Chania Port Authority was immediately informed in order to assist the vessel. The passenger ship had 339 people on board.
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