MISLE Activity Number: 3358905
Originating Unit: Sector Delaware Bay
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
I. INCIDENT BRIEF
PSC T/V (KOA SPIRIT) lost propulsion to the MDE for 2-3 minutes,
Chief engineer stated that he noticed a drop in fuel oil pressure
and the vessel still had 8 hours transit time to go.
Instead of having the Master drop anchor temporarily
while the filters were changed the Chief Engineer
decided to change the filters in transit.
The vessel was in slow ahead when filters were changed
when the vessel shifted to the new filter
the pressure momentarily dropped
and caused an automatic shut down of MDE.