Incident Information on Loss of Main Electrical Power at Sea

This incident information refers to loss of main electrical power onboard a bulk carrier and while at sea. The vessel had completed heavy weather preparations on deck, when she approached a forecasted storm with force 8-9 and waves up to 7 metres. Shortly after running into the storm the fire alarm sounded, a black out occurred and the main engine stopped.

2013.12.13 - Incident Information on Loss of Main Electrical Power at Sea Figure 1

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Engine Room Fire on Mobile Offshore Unit

A fire occurred in the port engine room of a semi-submersible drilling unit whilst carrying out exploration drilling in Norwegian waters. The fire was indicated by alarms in the control room and confirmed by attending personnel. The engine room was successfully isolated manually after approximately 35 minutes, and the halon system was then activated. This, however, did not completely extinguish the fire, which re-ignited. The fire was eventually extinguished some 7 hours after the initial alarm.

2013.04.05 - Engine Room Fire on Mobile Offshore Unit

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