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  • Published: 3 Jun 2024

Engine failure and subsequent engine room fire

Engine failure and subsequent engine room fire
Engine failure and subsequent engine room fire

Description of Incident

There was a catastrophic failure of a diesel generator on a vessel working offshore. The failure of the generator led to engine components being ejected by force, which in turn started an engine room fire. The Hi-Fog fixed firefighting system was activated, non-essential personnel were mustered, and onshore emergency response teams were assembled. Additional emergency procedures were deployed with fire teams instructed to assess the engine room conditions. Onshore emergency response teams stood by to support the vessel in case of need. The fire was extinguished with limited damage to any further machinery.

No-one was harmed. The vessel subsequently left the field for a port call before undertaking extensive dry dock repairs.

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