MSS Case October: Machinery lubrication oil failure
The vessel was at anchor, in ballast, awaiting further instructions. The weather deteriorated after seven days and the vessel´s anchor dragged. The anchor was heaved up and the vessel started to slow steam in the area.
After about 24 hours, the differential pressure alarm of the main engine duplex lubrication oil filter sounded in the ECR. The crew found aluminium and other metal inside the lubrication filter. Metal particles were also found in the main engine’s crankcase.
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