Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
20th Dec. 04 During routine 1000-hr inspection of camshaft segments, one camshaft was found to have cracked. The same was replaced with a new spare o
13th Dec. 04
On one of my ships Framo Power Pack hydraulic pipe on discharge line had a pinhole from which oil was spraying as mist.
This mist caught fire and a fireball shot through the Engine room. The entire staff from Chief Engineer down was injured to varying degrees, except the junior engine cadet who escaped unhurt.
The fire had to be fought only by master and chief officer who managed to bring things back to normal.