MISLE Activity Number: 2862377
Originating Unit: Sector Hampton Roads
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
1/24/2007 @ 0130L - The M/V BOW HUNTER was preparing to depart IMTT Chesapeake, VA enroute Wilmington, NC.
The crew could not start the main engine due to a malfunction in the starting air system.
The vessel was dead ship towed to anchorage,
where MAN B+W technicians found a seized piston in the start air valve and air leaks in the start air system.
The Planned Maintenance System (PMS) did not include the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations.
The owner has revised the PMS to reflect the manufacturer's requirements for maintenance.