MISLE Activity Number: 3386627
Originating Unit: Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
I. INCIDENT BRIEF
On December 26, 2008 the M/V OVERSEAS LONG BEACH
lost power from the # 2 generator while shifting
from heavy fuel oil to diesel oil prior to entering California State waters.
(Approximately 40 miles off of the coast of Santa Barbara).
The vessel's emergency generator started
and supplied electrical power as designed.
The #1 and #3 electrical generators were placed online
supplying normal ships electrical power.
The Master stated the ship lost propulsion
during the generator casualty (loss of power) for approximately 12 minutes.
The vessel identified the casualty as a faulty fuel pump;
the fuel pump was replaced while in port and tested under load, satisfactory.