On 27 August 2003, at 0206, the M/V NCC ASIR was attempting
to get underway from a dock at Mile Marker 171
on the left descending bank of the Lower Mississippi River.
After being pulled away by assist tugs,
the M/V NCC ASIR attempted to bring its main engines on line.
The vessel failed to start her engines, and she was
tied back up to the dock immediately.
The classification society, Det Norske Veritas,
arrived later that day to examine the M/V NCC ASIR and by the evening had
found that the problem was human error.
Det Norske Veritas determined that two valves in the cooling system
were turned to the wrong position, allowing the engines to overheat.
The valves were then positioned correctly,
and the engine was run successfully for five hours.
After receiving permission from the Coast Guard, the M/V
NCC ASIR successfully got underway.
There were no injuries or pollution resulting form this incident.