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Göteborg: 15 July 2021

Engine damage: Poor fuel management and sloppy maintenance routines leads to salvage operation

Case Study 1 from our Engine Damage publication

Commentary: Third Engineer
Vessel: 22,400 GT bulk carrier
Engine type: MAN B&W 5S42MC
Repair cost: USD 1,450,000

"We were sailing to Europe with 30,000 tonnes of wood products. A few days after bunkering and leaving Singapore, we noticed that vibration was coming from the no. 1 purifier. This was shut down straight away as we were worried that there was an imbalance in the bowl, and we changed to the no. 2 purifier."

"A few hours later, I heard a knocking noise and saw a leak coming from the no. 2 cylinder cover on the no. 1 diesel generator. We were worried that the valves were misaligned, and so we shut down the diesel generator and stopped the main engine."

Read the full case with Viewpoint from Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical Advisor at the Club and Lessons learned in our publication Engine Damage.

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