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Low sulphur ships may suffer power loss, warns insurer

[ October 2, 2012   //   ]

Vessels that use lower sulphur fuel often suffer sudden loss of power, according to the UK P&I Club. The insurance club said that main engine failures or electrical blackouts now amount to 7% of its third party claims, with some running into millions of dollars. Out-of-control ships have badly damaged berths, locks, bridges, and cranes, as well as other ships.

The Club adds that there is some evidence that compliance  low sulphur fuel and changing from one grade of fuel to another may have exacerbated these problems.

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