BRITISH PURPOSE; Material Failure (Vessels)
MISLE Activity Number: 3297450
Originating Unit: Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
The M/V BRITISH PURPOSE attempted to start the main diesel engine
in preparation for getting underway.
The main diesel engine failed to start
and the vessel postponed underway procedures while they
started troubleshooting procedures.
The Coast Guard was notified
and a Coast Guard inspector/investigator visited the vessel.
The vessel crew identified the problem; a solenoid valve was stuck
which continued to place a pneumatic stop signal
on the fuel pumps puncture valve not allowing fuel pressure to build up.
The valve was removed and tested satisfactory
to the vessel's Flag State Representative