Focus: Main engine damage
Statistically a vessel will suffer between one or two incidences of main engine damage during its lifetime. Our Loss Prevention team has together with manufacturers, MAN Engines and Wärtsilä, highlighted the issue.
Considering the costly consequences for ship owners and their hull insurers due to main engine breakdowns, it is important to identify the main causes of this damage and examine how these can be prevented.
Lubrication oil related failure is the most common cause of damage and the most expensive type is on crank shaft/bearings, according to statistics from more then 1200 Hull & Machinery claims cases.
The essentials of how to avoid main engine damage together with tips from the manufacturers are presented through this publication.
By highlighting main engine damages we are striving to assist shipowners and crews in their safety work.