Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
AUXILIARY BOILER EXPLOSION
Name: Balamurugan K J, Student ID: 27860, Rank: Chief Engineer
Boiler was firing in the auto mode and failed suddenly during port stay. 4th Engg & 3rd Engg tried to fire the boiler without informing senior engineer, made decision themselves to fire the boiler in the emergency mode. After 4th attempt the boiler explosion took place 3rd engineer severely burnt out and 4th engineer had leg partly burnt out and both had to be hospitalized.
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
Inform senior engineer and take advice, follow the safety instruction, while firing the boiler in the emergency mode.
Boiler explosion in the emergency mode.