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SHIP NAME: Jo Oak KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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On 13 Aug 2003 at 1750 hrs the 175 meter, 22772 GT chemical tankship JO OAK was departing IMC Agrico MM 160.4 Lower Mississippi River when it suffered power blackout and loss of propulsion. The vessel restored power and proceeded to Burnside Anchorage with a tug escort. No secondary casualties or pollution was reported. The vessel was operating with the turbo generator in parallel with the 2 diesel generators and using the bow thruster. It was reported that the bow thruster was being operated with more than the normal number of hydraulic power packs resulting in an overload of the electrical generation system. The turbo generator tripped off first followed by the 2 diesel generators. The turbo generator is now inoperable and has an outstanding Condition of Class due 31 Aug 2003 to prove proper operation. The 2 diesel generators were undamaged and have adequate power capacity for both at sea and maneuvering operations provided the bow thruster is not used. The class report is attached as evidence. The apparent cause of the incident was failure to operate the bow thruster with the normal number of hydraulic power packs in operation which caused on overload to the electrical power generation system.


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I love this one. The crew has all three generators on line, yet it their fault that there is not enough installed generator power. Class is NV.

Still USCG let the ship sail even tho we can be confident, one generator is not enough to handle anything more than minimal load.