MISLE Activity Number: 3354250
Originating Unit: Sector Delaware Bay
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
I. INCIDENT BRIEF
Pilot on board M/V CHEMTRANS SKY called in
and reported the vessel was having issues with engine cooling.
Vessel anchored at Big Stone anchorage.
Upon further examination of the cooling system it
was found that an absorbent pad had settled to the bottom of an expansion tank
used for the main engine cooling system.
The pad was pulled into the valve as it opened and constricted the flow of
water and in turn kept the engine from being cooled properly.