GENERATOR BREAKDOWN


15th Jun. 06

Ship approached Suez Canal and was now inside the channel.

Two nos. fuel oil burning generators were on-load, the load being just enough for one generator.

When one generator governor became faulty and tripped the other generator's fuel supply got choked, resulting in the stopping of the last running generator.

The fault was located; the fuel supply booster pump bearing was found jammed.

Stand by booster pump started; generators restarted. Power supply restored, ship continued with Suez Canal transit without event.