Recently one vessel experienced an inadvertent activation of Emergency Shut down(ESD) twice while loading LPG cargo in port. Following the incident, the vessel is blacklisted by the port and Oil Majors declassified the vessel until further notice. During this incident, there were no injuries or cargo spill. This incident has caused damage to the operating company reputation with the Oil Majors.
Cause of 1st ESD activation immediately after starting loading operation
2nd ESD activation occurred after few hours when the vessel was loading at a full rate
A thorough investigation has been initiated to find out the root cause leading to this incident.
Masters and officers of LPG Carriers must review the cargo line lining-up and draining procedures. Propper familiarization to be conducted for all crew involved.
posted 04 Feb '18, 11:11