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Main Engine Air cooler – Identifying leaky tubes

Tubes of tube type air coolers are prone to leak after many years of operation. There are numerous reasons of tube leak, like: poor quality of material, poor water quality in cooling water system, low tube thickness, vibration, and erosion … Continue reading

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Port State Control: year 2012-13-14 trend analysis.

Port state control; administrative burden or safety for all? Once an international convention comes into force , the key issue to maritime industry is, how to implement the related convention ? Contracting party,  government, in general terms of seafarers: Flag … Continue reading

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Service Experience – Anchor stuck in Hawse pipe

In my last vessel, we had this strange problem of a stuck anchor  in the hawse pipe. The starboard anchor (weight approx. 10 Metric tons) which  had not been used for some time , was stuck !! We left the chain … Continue reading

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