Class and Statutory News
COOLING JACKET FAILURES
Dec. 21 2016
Failures reported in the cooling jackets of MAN B&W MC-C engines
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) has issued the following attached Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) which relays the Marine Safety Alert 17-16 from USCG.
Several vessels have reported failures in the cooling jackets of MAN B&W MC-C engines, on which cracks have occurred around the bolt holes of the cooling jackets.
These failures have triggered the following sequence of events:
. A loss of the engine cooling water
. Overheating of the cylinder cover
. An automatic slow-down of the engine
. An unintended loss or reduction in the vessel’s propulsion and maneuverability
As a result, vessels have been grounded or have had collisions while at sea or maneuvering.
The Marine Safety Advisory is attached below for further information