Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING THE ROUTINES REQUIRED AS PER MANUFACTURER
Name: Prabhu Kumar T, Student ID: 47928,Rank: 4th Engineer– Class - IV
During routine watchkeeping found that one of the HFO purifier which was running, started vibrating heavily. Engineer of the watch stopped the purifier immediately.
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
Do not reuse the spares which are meant to be changed after certain running hour as per makers instruction need renew the spaces.
The standby purifier started and put in use. The purifier which was vibrating dismantled and found that axial buffer springs on the vertical shaft, broken, same renewed with new one (available on board). Order placed for new set of springs.