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CARGO HOLD BILGE LINE GETTING CHOKED, CAUSING DIFFICULTY IN PUMPING OUT HOLD BILGES

Name: Mr. Gopalan Krishnan
Student ID: 28461 Rank: C/E

Summary:
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.

Incident:
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.

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