On 29 NOV 2008, the M/V BRO PROVIDER briefly lost engines
in the vicinity of Houston Ship Channel LT # 50.
The BRO PROVIDER ordered assist tugs
and proceeded to the VOPAK facility in Deer Park, TX.
An Operational Control (OPCON) was issued
to determine the cause of the loss of propulsion/power.
On 30 NOV 2008, Sector Houston-Galveston received Class Report
attesting to the proper operation of the vessel's main engines.
The loss of propulsion was caused by a loss of power
when the No. 1 Main Engine and No. 1 Generator Engine Fuel Oil Circulating Pumps tripped
and the No. 2 Pumps did not immediately start.
The Class Surveyor ran tests of the pumps and main engine
and found everything is in satisfactory order.
The vessel was released from the OPCON