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Emergency preparedness for management of main propulsion engine failure on a bulker during harsh weather at sea


Anantharaman, M and Islam, R and Kahn, F and Garaniya, V and Lewarn, B, Emergency preparedness for management of main propulsion engine failure on a bulker during harsh weather at sea, Safety in Extreme Environments pp. 1-9. ISSN 2524-8170 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42797-019-00014-5


Bulkers are vessels that carry various types of cargo, which includes coal, iron ore or grain ranging from 3000 deadweight tonne (dwt) to 400,000 dwt. These bulkers are propelled by large marine diesel engines the capacity of which ranges from 4000†kW to 80,000†kW. The owners of the bulkers generally charter the vessels to reputed charter parties for mutually agreed terms and condition, the main specifications being the vessel speed in knots and the fuel consumption in tonnes per day respectively. Safe transportation of the bulk cargo from one port to another at the specs of the charter party is a great challenge for the vesselís chief engineer. Moreover, there is a likelihood of the vessel coming to a halt in a harsh weather condition, because of the main engine failure. Thus, the seafarerís on-board ship needs to be well prepared to handle such an emergency in a harsh working environment. This study looks at the likelihood of main engine failure during harsh weather at sea and effective ways of managing the emergency. The findings of this study will work as a guide for the seafarers and helps to manage the risk on-board ship.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:main engine, failure, bulker, harsh weather, risk management
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Anantharaman, M (Dr Mohan Anantharaman)
UTAS Author:Islam, R (Dr T M Rabiul Islam)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Lewarn, B (Professor Barrie Lewarn)
ID Code:137279
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2020-02-06
Last Modified:2020-06-23

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