Easy does it says Swedish Club
(Posted on 04/07/18)
The Swedish Club has warned that vessel operators should always look to the long term, when specifying the type of engines to be installed across the fleet. Latest statistics from the Club show that vessels propelled by medium/high speed engines have a claims frequency 2.5 times higher than slow speed engines, with an average claims cost of close to USD 650,000.
Main Engine Damage, the latest loss prevention report from The Swedish Club, sheds light on an expensive category of damage that is all too frequent. Statistically a vessel will suffer between one and two incidences of main engine damage during its life time. Considering the costly consequences for ship owners and their hull insurers, it is important to identify the main causes of this damage and examine how these can be prevented.
The publication also includes loss prevention advice from the major engine manufacturers, MAN Engines and Wärtsilä.
Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical Advisor explains: “Our investigation shows that bulkers and tankers are the best performers for claims cost in comparison with Club entry. Most of these vessels have slow speed engines. Conversely passenger vessels/ferries have the highest frequency of main engine claims – 0.066 claims per vessel and year. Often these vessels have multiple medium speed engine installations. The same is also true for Ro-ro vessels.
“When there is a choice to be made between a slow speed engine and a medium/high speed engine, the Club’s experience demonstrates that the slow speed engine is the safer option, when you balance the space saving advantages of the medium/high speed engine against the increased costs of running the vessel in its lifetime. In addition, not only is the claims frequency of medium/high speed engines higher, but they also have a disproportionate claims cost (43%) in relation to insured vessels (28%).”
Lubrication failure is still the most expensive and frequent cause of damage, followed by incorrect maintenance and/or repairs.
Fednav Limited has taken ownership of a 60th bulk carrier, an important milestone in the comany&rsquo... Read more
Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part... Read more
July 2018 is a significant milestone in the history of the Thome Group because it was 55 years ago this... Read more
An EC-funded programme is to improve sustainability in shipbuilding and maintain Europe’s leading... Read more
Norsafe Academy Hellas is pleased to announce that it has entered into a cooperative agreement with... Read more
Leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic, Aspo Group owned ESL Shipping Ltd, is to acquire... Read more
Marek Kowalski, former Chief Executive of Polish shipping agency, Interbalt, has launched shipping and... Read more
His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima have visited Damen... Read more
The IMO, in accordance with the provisions of Article 11 of MARPOL, has circulated details of the Liberian... Read more
International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated... Read more