Description of Incident
The incident occurred on a Platform Supply Vessel while in operation. In the early morning hours, the Engine Alarm System was activated due to low level in High Temperature (HT) cooling water system on diesel generator no.1. The 1st. Engineer examined the diesel generator no.1 and quickly identified a leak from one of the rubber compensators. He installed a new compensator and began filling the system with water. He went down to inspect the newly installed compensator to ensure it was not leaking. While standing in front of the compensator, another compensator in proximity burst and the 1st Engineer was exposed to a blast of steam and scalding water.
The 1st engineer suffered partial thickness burns to his face and upper body. First aid treatment was administered on site and the IP was medevac’d to hospital. The IP made a full recovery after spending some time in hospital.
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