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...]

Interesting Ship – The hybrid turbocharged SHIN KOHO

This weeks interesting ship is NYK Lines' 180,000 DWT bulk carrier, Shin Koho, which was recently delivered at the Tsu Shipyard.  What makes this vessel interesting, is that the Shin Koho is the world's first carrier to be fitted with a hybrid turbocharger. A turbocharger is a device that turns a turbine at high speed by utilizing exhaust gas from the main engine, then … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion package for Type 0 Super Vessel

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a total propulsion package for Dockwise's new “Type 0” semi-submersible heavy lift vessel. With capacity of more than 110,000 metric tons and deck size of 275 x 70 meters, the new "Type 0" vessel is the largest ship of its type ever to be built. Wärtsilä will supply the "Type 0" with two Wärtsilä 6L38 engines … [Read more...]

HHI delivers 5,000th HiMSEN Marine Engine

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world largest shipbuilder and marine engine manufacturer, achieved an aggregate 5,000 unit of HiMSEN (Hi-Touch Medium Speed Engine) engine production in ten years after its first unit in 2001. The HiMSEN engine is used for both the propulsion of ships and power generation for onshore power plants. The engine features light-weight design, … [Read more...]

Crash Astern Test – Video

Here is some video of engine room operations during a crash astern test for sea trials. Nothing too exciting but you can find more sea trial test of the Hansa Papenburg HERE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaE9pQ3MuIk … [Read more...]