Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, and the London P&I Club issue a new booklet providing operational guidance for preventing blackout and main engine failures
In a joint project, leading international classification society Bureau Veritas and TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group Company since 2016, have cooperated again with the London P&I Club to produce the second booklet in a series on loss prevention issues, the company said in its press release.
This new publication focuses on the marine engineering issues and procedures related to loss of propulsion incidents - and how to prevent them.
Blackouts, propulsion limitations, total loss of propulsion and loss of steerage capability are all serious incidents when they occur during navigation in non-congested waters. However, when incidents such as these occur during manoeuvring in restricted areas such as traffic lanes, when entering or leaving port, or when a vessel is navigating close to a coast during heavy weather, the risk to the vessel and personnel is critical and may result in a major casualty.
The purpose of the new booklet is to provide general guidance and practical advice to marine engineers and ship owners on blackout and main engine failures, the risks associated with propulsion loss and the precautions that can be taken to prevent these risks. It is not intended to replace IMO regulations and guidance notes or documentation forming part of a vessel’s safety management system; the guidance is a practical tool for all involved in shipping.
The first booklet in the ‘Reducing the Risk’ series – Reducing the Risk of Liquefaction, was published in March 2017.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 69,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe.
Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
About the London P&I Club
The London P&I Club is one of the world’s leading mutual marine liability insurers. It is a prominent member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, playing a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the global shipowning community.
About TMC Marine
Providing advice and support to the marine industry since 1979. TMC’s greatest strength is the quality of its people offering a comprehensive range of marine consultancy services through a team of experienced consultant surveyors (naval architects, marine engineers and master mariners) assisted by an in-house technical support team. The company employs over 40 people in the UK and around the world, and has worked on some of the world’s major marine casualties and salvage operations in nearly 40 years of activity.