Fire in Engine Room

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Fire in Engine Room

  • Challenge

    Engine Room fire at anchorage with full Butane and Propane cargoes. Auxiliary Engines and Emergency Diesel Generator suffered major damages and hence blackout. Cargoes required high power refrigeration.

  • Action Taken

    Initially power supplied from boat and high power DGs placed on board subsequently to overcome crane power problem. Vessel shifted to lighterage point with same company tugs; Ship to Ship cargo transfers to same company Vessels. Towed to Dry Dock. Converging on cause was altering of blower trunking outlet and thereby affecting timely fire detection. Coordination in handling the issues despite conflicting cargo interests, Hull and Machinery insurance and P&I interests.