Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
CARGO HOLD BILGE LINE GETTING CHOKED, CAUSING DIFFICULTY IN PUMPING OUT HOLD BILGES
Name: Mr. Gopalan Krishnan
Student ID: 28461 Rank: C/E
Cargo hold bilge line chokage due to accumulation of cargo. Problems encountered in cleaning the line.
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
Installing a proper strainer at the bilge well, suited for specific cargo that was loaded.
Vessel loaded sintex concentrate and the bilge well strainer element was not for that specific cargo. Due to their cargo deposits got carried over in the bilge line and C/H bilge couldn’t be pumped out then the lines were disconnected section wise, cleaned and assembled. Cargo hold bilges then pumped out.