Left Dampier full loaded iron ore at 1032, draft fwd=17.94, draft aft = 18.10.
At 1127, two of three generators stopped.
At 1152, third generator tripped. Speed was a little over 8 knots.
Rudder was 10 starboard at the time, ship turned to starboard.
Emergency generator failed to start,
steering was restored at about 1156.
1202 ship grounded at 20.29.7S, 166,43.3E.
The main gens lost power due to saltwater in fuel
in part because crew has used too small a gravity disc
(63 mm when 68mm or more recommended)
in the DO purifier discharge.
Emergency generator failed to start automatically
becuase of fault in battery.
Last test was nearly a month earlier.
Refloated on next spring tide, 20020908
after lightening 5000-6000 tons of cargo.
Bottom was not breached.
Crew was 10 officers (including 2 trainees) and 12 ratings.