Location : Singapore Straits
Vessel : Tanker loaded with Fuel Oil
Destination : Philippines

While transiting Singapore Straits, adjacent to Brother’s light house and inside the east lane of TSS, Vessel lost its electrical power and there was a black out. Reason: Only two generators installed in the ship.

Only one generator was running during the transit, and the second one which was on standby did not start immediately as expected.Potential hazard to environment, collision avoided by timely action of crews.

Lesson Learnt :

The owners should realize that more than human resource management, material management should also form a part of Risk Assessment.

( Capt Mohan Jayaram)
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