Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]

Blackout – UK P&I Club Analysis Of Main Engine Failures

Increasing numbers of main engine failures and blackouts have led some organizations to investigate the problem. Leading the charge is the UK P&I Club, which recently tasked investigators with analyzing more than 700 claims relating to blackouts. According to the Club, a significant number of these claims for third party property damage- many of which were enormously … [Read more...]

Drunk Chief Engineer Refused Lifejacket, Died

Three time a chief engineered refused a lifejacket as he attempted to transfer from a snow and ice-covered launch to the oil and chemical tanker OW Copenhagen using the pilot ladder. He boasted that he had never worn a lifejacket. He fell from the pilot ladder and drowned. Seawater temperature was at freezing point and air temperature was about -5 °C. His body was taken from … [Read more...]

Naval Architecture – Designing A Quiet Ship.

No this isn't going to be a post about china's new submarines.... instead we look at designing ships to be quiet for more relaxing purposes. Eurodam News, Holland America's newbuild blog, shares the secret; When Zuiderdam, the first Vista-class ship, entered service, it quickly became evident that the aft part of the main restaurant had higher-than-usual noise and … [Read more...]

Lease A Thruster – Video From Marine Hydaulic Systems

We first met Hydraulic Marine Systems during our coverage of the International Workboat Show in December and, like the rest of the trade show participants, were amazed by the product. Boiled down, they lease mobile propulsion units that can be readily affixed to a barge or used to provide supplemental power to any vessel with available deck space. This system has already proved … [Read more...]