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Scrubber engine flood 770x533Cases of corrosion linked to scrubbers are growing, prompting insurers and authorities to issue advisories.

Norwegian P&I club Gard stated in a note to clients that it has seen a few incidents where within 10-15 months of an open-loop scrubber being installed, corrosion of overboard distance piece or in its immediate vicinity has resulted in water ingress into areas such as the engine room, ballast tanks and cargo holds.

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Scrubber engine flood 770x533Cases of corrosion linked to scrubbers are growing, prompting insurers and authorities to issue advisories.

Norwegian P&I club Gard stated in a note to clients that it has seen a few incidents where within 10-15 months of an open-loop scrubber being installed, corrosion of overboard distance piece or in its immediate vicinity has resulted in water ingress into areas such as the engine room, ballast tanks and cargo holds.

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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 47/2014 regarding a small dry cargo carrier handling sideways under a bridge.

A small dry cargo carrier was en route in a vessel traffic services (VTS) controlled restricted waterway and, because of her size, was without a pilot. This was the first time the Master had navigated this section of the...

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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 46/2014 regarding tow collission with tug.

An unmanned, decommissioned fisheries protection vessel was under tow when it developed a list of about 10 degrees to port. The tug's Master informed the tug company's managers and then called the local coastguard authority to request permission to seek...

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Fire explosion onboardThe Hong Kong Marine Deparment has issued Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding fire safety during oil transfer. In the process of transferring oil to fuel tanks on board a container ship, a fire explosion occurred in the engine room, resulting in two engineer officers sustained serious skin burns. One of the engineer officers was later c...

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MARS The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 54/2014 regarding a human error leading to total loss of thrust power.

Crew on a DP vessel were performing maintenance on the main power distribution bus circuit breakers; maintenance which was several years overdue. Additionally, the maintenance was conducted during a critical Outer Continental...

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Mars-Reports The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 53/2014 regarding ad hoc modifications to vital machinery resulting in the fatal injury of a fourth engineer.

The fourth engineer started his engine room checks, which included draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers. He opened each of the two inline drain...

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