FIRE BALL FROM FRAMO HYDRAULIC LEAK


13th Dec. 04

On one of my ships Framo Power Pack hydraulic pipe on discharge line had a pinhole from which oil was spraying as mist.

This mist caught fire and a fireball shot through the Engine room. The entire staff from Chief Engineer down was injured to varying degrees, except the junior engine cadet who escaped unhurt.

The fire had to be fought only by master and chief officer who managed to bring things back to normal.